Wednesday Linkapalooza

October 13th, 2010 • Kate

links-shoebraceletAfter not posting at all yesterday (I was caught up in a highly productive flurry or reorganization — an ongoing project that excites my little heart to no end), I’m wussing out a bit today. You guys know about Google Alerts, right? They’re “email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.” Well, I’ve got them set up for myself, my agency, and all of my clients. And I’m not exactly sure how I managed this, but they all come to me on Wednesday evenings, one after the other in a plethora of news and information about my clients. They’re a great way of keeping up to date on internet chatter, and I’m thinking of making Wednesday evenings my time to share some of what I’ve found with you. Wanna see?

  • Teens Read Too posted a great review of Albatross by Josie Bloss. In part:
  • ALBATROSS is a powerful, insightful novel that centers on a problem in relationships that has unfortunately become all too common. Readers will feel like the people who witness those being emotionally abused in a relationship, and want to try so hard to tell that person to get away from the abuser, but are unable to fully control the situation. Josie Bloss constructs a realistic portrayal of such frightening yet truthful experiences of abuse that will exert a passion in readers to take action when they witness or are themselves in an abusive relationship.

  • Cynthia Leitich Smith of Cynsations posted an interview with Sara Beitia (who has a blog and didn’t tell her agent — bad author!)
  • Matthew Cody was at NY Comic Con last weekend to moderate a panel and sign copies of Powerless. Suvudu got a video interview. And hey, speaking of Powerless, wouldn’t it make an AWESOME Cybils nominee? This blogger thinks so, and I agree!
  • Finally, Ransom Riggs has a cool post up at Mental Floss about his “found snapshots” collection, and the things people write on the back of pictures. Some things never change.

Have you found anything cool on the internet lately I might have missed? Link ’em in the comments!

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2 Responses to “Wednesday Linkapalooza”

  1. Krista V. Says:

    Ah, so Google Alerts is how they do it! I once mentioned THE PRESTIGE by Christopher Priest and COLUMBINE by Dave Cullen in (separate) posts on my blog, and several hours later, those authors showed up to leave a comment. It made my day!

    Sounds like your clients got some great buzz this week, Kate. Of those you mentioned, I've only read POWERLESS, but I'll be checking out THE LAST GOOD PLACE OF LILY ODILON as soon as LVCCLD nabs some copies.

  2. Sara Says:

    "Powerful" and "insightful" — what a great write-up for ALBATROSS! Definitely on my TBR list.