A Cover Winner

August 6th, 2009

Turning the blog over to Intern Jenny for her announcement of the winner of the cover design contest! Take it away, Jenny! All of your cover designs were so great that it was hard to choose just one. Ultimately I had to envision myself perusing the YA section of the book store, not tough since […]

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Having Some Fun with Book Covers

July 30th, 2009

There’s been lots of serious talk about book covers recently, so let’s have a little fun today, shall we? I’m totally stealing my idea for this post from the Alien Onions, who blogged: CREATE YOUR DEBUT YA COVER 1 – Go to Fake Name Generator. The name that appears is your author name. 2 – […]

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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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