Anticipated YA Debut Interview: USES FOR BOYS (+Giveaway)

It's time to interview one of the January 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today's featured author is Erica Lorraine Scheidt—her first novel, Uses for Boys, comes out tomorrow, January 15, from St. Martin's Griffin. Read on to see how Erica answered my Q&A... ...And scroll down to see who won the giveaway! Nova: I’ll start with the … Continue reading Anticipated YA Debut Interview: USES FOR BOYS (+Giveaway)

Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Wendy Darling (+Giveaway)

Welcome to the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’m asking YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Read on to see what titles blogger Wendy Darling from The Midnight Garden wants to share with us today...  Scroll down for an announcement of the giveaway winner! Guest post … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Wendy Darling (+Giveaway)

In Which I Give Away My Last ARC to Someone Who Really Wants It

Happy 2013, everyone! If you’re impatient and don’t want to read through this post, this, my friends, is a giveaway. If you want to win a signed and personalized ARC of my March 2013 book 17 & Gone plus a bunch of bookmarks, just leave a comment on this post telling me why you want the … Continue reading In Which I Give Away My Last ARC to Someone Who Really Wants It

Turning Points: Guest Post by E.C. Myers (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is E.C. Myers, author of Fair Coin and Quantum Coin, revealing his... Guest post by E.C. Myers As a debut author who has been following this … Continue reading Turning Points: Guest Post by E.C. Myers (+Giveaway)

Turning Points: Guest Post by Elana K. Arnold (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is Elana K. Arnold revealing hers on the eve of her debut YA release, Sacred... Guest post by Elana K. Arnold It was the summer of … Continue reading Turning Points: Guest Post by Elana K. Arnold (+Giveaway)

What Scares Robin Wasserman? (+Giveaway)

What scares you? That’s the question I asked YA authors for this blog series. Stay tuned for interviews and guest posts as authors visit and reveal their frightening—even surprising—fears. Today’s guest author is Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow, the Cold Awakening trilogy, and more. (And be sure to enter the giveaway to win … Continue reading What Scares Robin Wasserman? (+Giveaway)

What Scares Kendare Blake? (+Giveaway)

What scares you? That’s the question I asked YA authors for this blog series. Stay tuned for interviews and guest posts as authors visit and reveal their frightening—even surprising—fears. Today’s guest author is Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares. (And be sure to enter the giveaway to win a signed copy … Continue reading What Scares Kendare Blake? (+Giveaway)