The 2011 ALAN Workshop will be hosted at the Chicago Hilton from November 20-22 and will continue the tradition of celebrating the very best of young adult literature. This year’s lineup is wonderful indeed: M.T. Anderson will deliver the keynote address at the Workshop, and Jacqueline
My NCTE schedule filled up really fast! When I first started attending the conference, I envied the folks who seemed to have a full plate of events. Now, I remember the adage, “Be careful what you wish for..” I will be signing a total of three times--the two listed below, as well as right after my ALAN panel on Tuesday.
Author and Texas Sweetheart (FCC disclaimer: they really are in Texas and really are sweethearts) PJ Hoover (author of The Forgotten Worlds Trilogy) is giving away an ARC of Black Hole Sun, which she calls one of "two of my favorite reads this year." Here are the details: Clickity Click
Guess what? After months of anticipation (and teasing on my part), the Fall 2010 Greenwillow Books catalog has been released, which means I can officially share the jackets for both Black Hole Sun (a future-dystopia kick-ass action novel set on Mars that will will be released on August 24) and the paperback version of Soul Enchilada (to be released on
Come join me and a host of other YA authors for this year's Virginia Festival of the Book, March 19-20 in Charlottesville, VA. I'll be presenting and reading from Black Hole Sun on March 20, joined by Jennifer Hubbard, Amy Brecount While, and Paula Chase Hyman. But that's not all! The day will be full of panels featuring award-winning YA
Got on plane to Chicago. Had dinner with seven friends I’ve never met. Slept. Had breakfast in presence of Newbery rock star. Signed many books. Wandered the hall. Listened the best young adults talk books. Floated out of room. Had dinner with editor and partner in crime. Accidently offed writer during conversation. Slept. Klatched a bunce of coffee. Wandered the
Ever had the odd experience of *knowing* you've made a post, but when you look back, it's not there? That's the case with my post last week chronicling the second day of the WonderTwins Mini-Tour. Although I wrote the post, somehow my blogging client software didn't follow my command to post it. What good is software if it doesn't follow
Last week, I flew to snowy Western Michigan to do a couple of short but glorious site visits with Wonder Twins librarians Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan, as well as touring the offices of my audiobook publisher, Brilliance Audio (more about that later). Of course, my flights were delayed--never fly with me--due to mechanical problems, weather, and someone who got
Today, I had a great time on WUNC's "The State of Things." Laura Leslie hosted the program. She was funny, professional, and put up with me making faces at her. She also has an incredible voice. The day before, producer Susan Davis called, and we chatted about the book, writing, teaching, etc. So going in, I knew what expect. The
SOUL ENCHILADA has launched!