Friday, March 06, 2009

Spooky News & Never Trust a Dead Man Giveaway

80,000 words of Fun, Fun, Fun from Maggie Stiefvater. Peek: "15,001-18,000 words: "The First Epiphany Phase" I are a writer! I can do this fast! I love this - the angst, the passion, the sheer criminality of this character and the emo-city of this other one! I am having a Writer High!"

If you are on Facebook, you can become a fan of Carrie Jones's Need (Bloomsbury, 2009). See also Moving On Up: 'Need' by Carrie Jones by Shannon Maughan from Publishers Weekly.

YA YANot?: the official social network of TeensReadToo. See my page.

"Magical Magazine Fiction" by Jan Fields from the Institute of Children's Literature. Peek: "Fantasy in magazines differs from fantasy in books in several important ways..."

Random House Buys Ten Speed Press (Tricycle Press) from Children's Book Biz News. Peek: "Editorial will remain in Berkeley, California and Ten Speed will become part of the Crown Publishing Group, one of four divisions at Random House."

TMI (or To Blog or not to Blog) by Kristina Springer from Author2Author. Peek: "You most likely wouldn't go up to someone in an office and say hey, guess what my salary is. Right? So don't do it online either."

More Personally

TeensReadToo gives Eternal (Candlewick, 2009) five stars and cheers: "This novel is definitely a page-turner. It is filled with danger, deception, humor, love, sadness, and hope."

Looking for a signed copy of Eternal (Candlewick, 2009) or Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007)?

You can find it in the BookKids department of my local independent bookstore, BookPeople, located at 6th and Lamar in Austin, Texas; or you can order it by calling: 512.472.5050 or 800.853.9757(shipping priced separately). Note: "BookPeople is open all week 9 a.m. -11 p.m., 364 days a year."

As long as you're shopping, why not take a look around and see what else you can find?

Here's the local author shelf...

You can also check out spooky fantasies...

Giveaway Reminders

Enter to win a paperback copy of Never Trust a Dead Man by Vivian Vande Velde (Magic Carpet Books/Harcourt, 2008)(originally published in 1999) from Cynsations. To enter, email me (scroll and click envelope) with your name and snail/street mail address and type "Dead Man" in the subject line. I'll touch base if you win. Deadline: March 18! All Cynsational readers are eligible!

Giveaway and Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith by Liviania from In Bed With Books. Enter to win a copy of Eternal (Candlewick, 2009). Peek: " contest can be entered by commenting on his or her interview or guest blog. The comment must be relevant to the content of the post." Scroll here for how to earn bonus points.

Interview: Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Eternal, Tantalize (Win stuff!) from Boy with Books. Comment between now and March 7 to enter to win a copy of Eternal (Candlewick, 2009) or Indian Shoes (HarperCollins, 2002)!

Cynsational Events

Cynthia will be speaking on "Writing and Illustrating Native American Children's Literature" (with S. D. Nelson) and "Monsters and Magic: Writing Gothic Fantasy Novels for Teenagers" on March 15 at the Tucson Festival of Books.

Cynthia will sign Eternal (Candlewick, 2009) and Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007, 2008) at 3 p.m. April 2 at Candlewick Booth at the annual conference of the Texas Library Association in Houston.

Authors Kathi Appelt and Cynthia Leitich Smith invite you to join them at 1 p.m. April 11 at BookPeople (Sixth and Lamar) in Austin. They will be celebrating the success of Kathi's The Underneath (Atheneum, 2008), which was a National Book Award Finalist and newly crowned ALA Newbery Honor Book, and the release of Cynthia's Eternal (Candlewick, 2009). The event will include very brief readings, entertaining commentary, and a signing by both authors. Please help spread the word! Let me know if you can make it! Hope to see y'all there! Read a Cynsations interview with Kathi.