Thursday, March 06, 2008

Spooky News & Links

Simon Pulse Blogfest 2008 will be hosted March 14 to March 27 by Simon & Schuster. Featured authors include: Franny Billingsley, Holly Black, Janet Lee Carey, Cassandra Clare, Melissa de la Cruz, Kathleen Duey, Susan Fletcher, Lorie Ann Grover, Annette Curtis Klause, Amanda Marrone, Scott Westerfeld, and many more!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund: fights censorship and defends First Amendment rights of comic book professionals.

The Sky Inside by Clare B. Dunkle (Atheneum, 2008): a review by Norah Piehl from BookPage. Here's a sneak peek: "Life in the suburb might seem orderly, but there's a darker side. What happens to the people who suddenly disappear? And why is the government threatening to recall the latest batch of Wonder Children, the precocious kids—like Martin's sister Cassie—who are asking too many questions?"

What I'm Working on Now (Viewer's Choice Blog) from Libba Bray. Note: WriteFest Update Alert! Read a Cynsations interview with Libba.

Author Interview: Rosemary Clement-Moore interviewed by her character Maggie Quinn. Read a Cynsations interview with Rosemary.

Do you love Austin, Texas? Do you love YA books? Visit BookPeople Teens, new at MySpace!

More Personally

Of late, I took the challenge to offer up 15 odd trivia facts about myself and tagged a few local friends. Don at Devas T Rants and Raves answered with 15 Random Things, Jo at Jo's Journal responded with 15 for Team, and Alison at Alison's Journal shared her own Funky 15 (bonus points for her son's Yoda impression). Read Cynsations interviews with Jo Whittemore and Don Tate. Visit Jo and Don at MySpace.

Question of the Week Thursday: Cynthia Leitich Smith from Robin Friedman's JerseyFresh Tude. Robin asks me: "What's it like to write so many different kinds of books?" and I discuss pros and cons. Thanks, Robin!

Visit Robin's official author site, Facebook, and MySpace. Learn more about The Girlfriend Project (Bloomsbury, 2007), and watch her eat ribs on YouTube. Read a Cynsations interview with Robin.