Busy day!

November 4th, 2008 • Kate

I know I don’t have to tell you guys to vote today, right? I’m sure most of you have already taken advantage of early voting or mail-in ballots — I know I have! So with my civic duty done for the day, I can congratulate JenFW (For the Win!), whose question was overwhelmingly picked by her fellow readers to represent you in my meetings with editors. Woot Jen!

In other news, a flurry of internet activity for kt literary authors this week. Speaking of Let It Snow, a copy of which Jen wins, Pinot and Prose calls it “THE book to read with the holiday season coming up — it’s light and frothy in the most heartwarming way. A thoroughly enjoyable read.” And mango_firefly praises the “YA Dream Team” of Green, Johnson, and Myracle, writing, “each of these three phenomenally talented writers brings their own special flair for wit and language to the party.”

But that’s not all! For any of my Minnesotan readers, Ellen Booraem will be reading from The Unnameables at Gustavus Adolphus College (open to the public!) and St. Peter Middle School (private — those lucky kids!) in St. Peter, MN on November 13th. I bet it’ll be cold. Why don’t you warm up with Medford and The Goatman?

And there’s more! kt literary client Catherine Cheek has a wonderful short story with the exciting title “She’s Taking Her Tits to the Grave” in John Joseph Adams’ zombie anthology The Living Dead, which was just named to Publishers Weekly‘s Best Books of the Year list!

Who else has good news to share? I declare this a good news day (as may be obvious by my explosion of exclamation marks), and all are welcome to join in!

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5 Responses to “Busy day!”

  1. Josie Bloss Says:

    Yay for all the good news!
    My good news is that I just had an AWESOME visit at Edgewood High School in Ellettsville, Indiana!
    Also, my first play was produced last night! Woot!
    I can’t resist exclamation points either πŸ™‚

  2. Kiersten Says:

    Well, in spite of my last comment being lost, today is still awesome! My kids are cute, I’m getting lots of freelance work, I voted, I finally have the block on my WIP out of the way, and I’ve got a lot of stuff to be really hopeful about!
    Plus, hey, I get to use exclamation marks!

  3. jeanoram Says:

    Congrats to Jen!

  4. JenFW Says:

    Squeeee! Heaps of thanks, Kate and Everyone. I am thrilled to win the book but also to have our questions answered here.
    Good news? Well, I won a book!
    More good news: fresh snow, NaNoWriMo, hot soup, and homemade bread.

  5. Sleeman Says:

    I'm new to the site and was reading through the blogs and thought that Jen's question was interesting. I never thought about someone doing an internet search on me. They wouldn't find much. I've Googled myself and actually come up with negative hits. πŸ™‚
    In the spirit of good news day, I will have to say that my good news is that I witnessed the law being broke twice in the form of voter fraud. Why is this good news? Let me explain. Upon entering my polling place I watched as a woman walked out of a voting station with a roughly six month old boy clapping his hands and smiling. Then I watched as the mom passed her son off to her husband and he entered a voting station. Upon casting his vote the man walked out with baby still smiling. The father announced to a bystander that the kid just voted for the second time that day. Apparently the mom and dad let their kid push the screen and he was very happy to do it. Now I'm pretty sure that voting twice is against the law and so is a six month old voting, but it was such a pleasant site that I decided not to call the cops. πŸ™‚