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BEA round-up

Tweet Three days breathing Javitz Center air have left me feeling a little delirious. But before I self-medicate by planting flowers and working out at the gym, let me share a few BEA pics with you. (pic from Mitali Perkins Twitter feed) Mitali Perkins, Jennifer Donnelly and I did a good job representing YA books […]
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Mockingjays and chickens love booksellers

TweetI seem to be on a video roll this week. Can’t figure out what’s come over me! But before we go to the tape, I have to share one photo.     At the Scholastic MOCKINGJAY party. Suzanne Collins gave us a surprise reading of the opening pages and all I have to say is this: order your copy NOW! […]
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Award Lists & Revision Tip #3

TweetSanta’s elves arrived in the Forest early this year! They brought the news that WINTERGIRLS has been named a Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Book of the Year, Kirkus’ Best YA Books of 2009, Booklist’s Editor’s Choice of 2009, the 2010 Texas Tayshas High School Reading List and nominated to YALSA’s 2010 Quick Pick List! It has […]
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Do you think they should get rid of BBYA?

TweetI know I’ve been under a rock for the past six week, but I had no idea there were discussions about eliminating the Best Books For Young Adults List. Argh!Liz B. explains what’s going on and gives her excellent opinion.A quick bit of noodling came up with the responses of Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan. They […]
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Doing the Happy Dance in my Longjohns

TweetSQUEEEEEEE!!!!! I have a wee bit of news to share. CHAINS is the winner of the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. Here is the formal language: “Laurie Halse Anderson has won the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award for Chains (S&S, October 2008), narrated by teenaged Isabel Finch during the Revolutionary War. Although Isabel and […]
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In which the author blushes and stammers

TweetSo….. This is one of those “out of body” things. One of those weird turns on the path of life that you don’t see coming, and it’s really fun, but at the same time you keep doubting it’s real, then you feel dumb for doubting, because, after all, they are very smart people, and yes, […]
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Loving the Mitten State

TweetWhat a great way to start the week – TWISTED has been selected as one of the 2008 Michigan Library Association’s Thumbs Up! Award honor books. THANK YOU, MICHIGAN!! Woooooooo! ::runs around office, tripping over stacks of books:: (I’ll post a link to the complete list as soon as it is available.) The weekend flew […]
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TweetYesterday was a very, very intense day. Wonderful, every single minute of it, but wicked intense. I feel like an apple that was peeled with a dull knife and left on the counter overnight. It’s weird because I used to be a profoundly shy person, and then I learned how to be brave and extroverted, […]
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For your reading pleasure

TweetIt’s time to close tabs, back up the hard drive, and get ready for the train. I don’t want to leave you stranded so here are some reading noshes. Jen Robinson’s Book Page (excellent, excellent resource) is now sending out a Growing Bookworms email Newsletter. It is very easy to read – you should probably […]
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TWISTED love & SPEAK on the stage

TweetThank you, elves at Amazon.com! TWISTED was named one of their Best Teen Books of 2007!! ::dances on the crust of snow frozen over the fallen maple leaves:: SPEAK is coming the stage in Central New York this weekend!! It is premiering at one of my alma maters, Fayetteville-Manlius High School, and in a few […]
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