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It’s a block party over here at the Class of 2k11 with lots going on
Bettina Restrepo’s ILLEGAL will be on Booklist’s 10 Best Debut Books for Children in their October 15th issue!
Carrie Harris’ BAD TASTE IN BOYS got a fab review from School Library Journal when they said it was, “filled with light humor along with a silly, gory edge that will make readers laugh rather than cringe.”
Kiki Hamilton’s THE FAERIE RING (which debuts tomorrow Sept 27th!) got a rave review from Publisher’s Weekly. They said: “Hamilton’s debut gracefully mixes fantasy, Dickensian London, and a dash of romance. Hamilton wears her literary inspirations (Oliver Twist; Cinderella) on her sleeve as she melds disparate elements into a cohesive whole. Tiki is an admirable heroine in an enjoyable tale.”
Tess Hilmo’s WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE also debuts tomorrow (woot!) and received a starred review from School Library Journal who had lots to say, including calling it “an affecting mystery”.
Amy Holder, author of THE LIPSTICK LAWS
Amy Fellner Dominy, author of OyMG, will be presenting at the SCBWI-Arizona “Welcome to Our House” conference.
Alissa Grosso, author of POPULAR, will be on a Young Adult Authors panel at the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference.Read More
THE FAERIE RING by Kiki Hamilton
THE MEPHISTO COVENANT by Trinity Faegen
WITH A NAME LIKE LOVE by Tess Hilmo
These final three titles from The Class of 2k11 will hit the shelves on Tuesday September 27th. Check them out!Read More
What’s your favorite place to write?
At home, in my office, with headphones on and all my favorite things around me.
What food do you crave when you’re on a deadline?
Real food. Probably because all I have time to eat is junk, and after a while, I want baked chicken and broccoli and mashed potatoes.
What’s your next book?
Book 2 in The Mephisto Covenant series. It features another Mephisto brother and will be out in Fall 2012.
Any advice for new writers?
Never give up, and after you sell, don’t let anyone steal your joy. Always remember how it felt to write that book, and hold on to that.
If you could have dinner with any one person, living or dead, who would it be?
Dan Fogelberg. He’s one of the most underrated musicians of modern times. He had big hits, none of which I’m crazy about. It’s the hidden gems in his albums, especially the earlier ones, that still inspire me.
Trinity Faegen’s THE MEPHISTO COVENANT will release September 27th 2011!!Read More
by Caroline Starr Rose, author of May B. coming January 2012
10. There’s a better chance for wintry conditions in January than September — perfect to set the mood for a blizzard book.
9. These extra months have given me time to think through my book launch (and the weeks preceding) intentionally.
8. My book’s gone through three more rounds of revisions, making it stronger.
7. I’ve learned more about the writing process and what I’m capable of.
6. Working with a new editor taught me to adapt to someone else’s editing style, expectations, and ideas for my character and her world.
5. I got a lovely cover out of it all.
4. I’ve been reminded yet again that things still work out (sometimes for the better) when they don’t go as originally planned.
3. Having a rocky publication story has exposed me to dozens of other authors who have experienced hardships along the way. I’ve learned so much about perseverance from their stories and have gained some perspective on my own.
2. Good things come to those who wait.
1. I’ve gotten to work with amazing authors in both 2k11 and 2k12, learning from one group and leading with the other. What’s not to like?Read More
Some cool nominations came in
for YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) Readers Choice award and a few of our own made the list!
STUPID FAST by Geoff Herbach
THE PULL OF GRAVITY by Gae Polisner
MEMENTO NORA by Angie Smibert