When a YA Novel is Not

October 7th, 2011

So I’m almost done reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, which is, as I opined on Twitter the other night, absolutely essential reading for a nerd of my age. Simplistically, it’s about a couple of teenagers trying to solve a giant Easter Egg Hunt in a vast virtual reality game. So why isn’t it […]

Filled Under: Recent Reads

Beware The Trap of Genericville!

August 10th, 2010

So I was going through queries today, as is my wont, and came across a book description in an email that looked a little like this: It’s a world of breathtaking beauty and despicable horror, of adventure, magic, and death-defying duels, with an ordinary boy-turned-hero and his compatriots, most of them wonderfully three-dimensional female characters. […]

Filled Under: Slushpile

Band Geek Pub Day!

July 1st, 2008

It is the official pub date for Josie Bloss‘s debut novel BAND GEEK LOVE, and in celebration, I’m sharing tales of my high school geekiness. Oh yes.

Filled Under: Slushpile

Ask Daphne! How geeky do you want it?

June 17th, 2008
Comments Off on Ask Daphne! How geeky do you want it?

Heather writes, “I realize that many agents use portable electronic devices to review manuscripts they are considering. Is there any benefit for an author seeking representation to offer their manuscript in formats compatible with these devices? I recently discovered how to use Palm Markup Language to format my manuscript for ereader (.pdb file), so I can keep it on my palm pilot. Is it worth mentioning to an agent that this format is available if they prefer or does that seem geeky and/or overly ingratiating? I’m technologically inclined, so I could probably learn to convert my manuscript into any desired format.”

Filled Under: Ask Daphne!

A Taste of the Geekiness

May 14th, 2008

Pub day is still about two months away, but you can read the exciting first chapter of BAND GEEK LOVE now, on Josie Bloss’s website!

Filled Under: News