Monday, April 30, 2007

Edgar Awards Announced

Buried by Robin Merrow MacCready (Dutton, 2006) is the young adult winner of the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America. Room One: A Mystery or Two by Andrew Clements (Simon & Schuster, 2006) won in the juvenile division. Read a Cynsations interview with Robin.

More Personally

"Cynsations:" an interview snapshot from Faye Likes Words: "a blog about writing, editing, publishing and associated blogs. I want to help other writers find good information using this 'bloogle for writers' blog."

Going Goth: An Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith from Also check out the latest review of Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007).

Reminder: is giving away two autographed copies of the novel (see sidebar for information).

Thanks to the self-proclaimed "Marian the Librarian" and her YA reading group at Cedar Park Public Library in Cedar Park, Texas. I enjoyed visiting with them on Saturday morning.

Thanks also to Topher and the YA reading group at BookPeople in Austin, Texas. On Saturday afternoon, we enjoyed a Sanguini's-style feast (really! think: chocolate drops with M&M centers for eyes), and then discussed Tantalize
(Candlewick, 2007). For giveaways, I provided bookmarks, copies of a bibliography of recommended gothic fantasy novels, a Sanguini's cutting board, and a Sanguini's T-shirt.