A Hook for a Book!

July 7th, 2009

Wow — you guys kept me reading all day! I’m thrilled so many of you took up the Writing Prompt challenge, but in the end, I’m afraid there can be only one winner. The winning hook: Levi’s got the charm, the looks and the right amount of naughty to get Jess into illegal sorts of […]

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Good news!

May 4th, 2009

So much good news, it’s hard to decide which book jacket to showcase! Let’s go in order of pub date, shall we? The genius librarians at YALSA have nominated Ellen Booraem’s The Unnameables to the 2010 Best Books for Young Adult list. Blog readers may recall that I sat in on the discussion of the […]

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Happy Buy Indie Day!

May 1st, 2009

The good people over at Indie Bound have declared today, May 1st, “Buy Indie Day!” Now, I’m all about a day specifically dedicated to buying books, and this one, in particular, urges you to get out and support your local independent bookstore. My two favorites? Books of Wonder in NYC and The Tattered Cover here […]

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I’m back!

March 30th, 2009

Ok, not really, but I’m back in the States, and taking meetings this week with US editors, instead of international publishers. Which is a bit of a switch in my mind, really, since for the last week I’ve been talking about translation rights to books I’ve already sold in the US, and now I’m talking […]

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Rights Fair Preparations

March 16th, 2009

So, as I’ve been twittering lately, later this week I head to NYC, and then on to Italy for the Bologna Book Fair. And while, yes, it’s Italy in the Spring, with all the good food, great scenery, nice weather and such that that implies, but it’s also a lot of work. Work I’m looking […]

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