YA Lit, and Why Everyone Should Read It

July 27th, 2011

Maureen Johnson brought my attention to a great post this morning on In The Library With The Lead Pipe by Gretchen Kolderup, a YA librarian, about everything that’s great about the category, and why people should read it. It’s a long post, but well worth your time. I just wanted to pull out some of […]

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We have a Winner!

July 25th, 2011

Thanks for all your awesomely nerdy con stories last week! I loved them all, but there can be only one winner of this copy of Bad Taste in Boys and a kt literary tote bag, and that winner is… @DirtyCarrie! What’s not to love about a con where everyone smells good? DirtyCarrie, email me at […]

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July 22nd, 2011

There’s a great interview over at Mother Reader with Matthew Cody and Aaron Starmler about their upcoming middle grade titles, and I have to say, I love Matt’s answer about what influenced him to write The Dead Gentleman: It came out of my love of a certain kind of fiction (see above) but it also […]

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The World of Cons

July 20th, 2011

As I type, the opening night of San Diego’s Comic Con is underway, and though I have clients there, I’m here. Now, to be fair, I did just spend several days at Leaky Con, but there’s a special draw to Comic Con, at least for this general interest geek. The wonderful thing about cons, though, […]

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Night of the Giving Dead

July 19th, 2011

I’d wanted to post this last week, but as you’ll recall, I was on vacation! So, a little belatedly, but still heartfelt, I’m thrilled to share that Carrie Harris‘ debut novel Bad Taste in Boys is NOW AVAILABLE! You should run right out and buy a copy. It has zombies. You know you like zombies. […]

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