Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cynsational News, Morpheus Road Giveaway & Screening Room

Love a spooky story? Enter to win a copy of Morpheus Road: The Light by by D. J. MacHale (Aladdin, 2010). Here's the book trailer:

To enter, email me (scroll and click envelope) with your name and snail/street mail address and type "Morpheus Road: The Light" in the subject line (Facebook, JacketFlap, MySpace, and Twitter readers are welcome to just privately message/comment me with the name in the header/post; I'll write you for contact information, if you win). Deadline: May 31. Publisher sponsored; U.S. entries only.

More News

Interview with Author R.L. LaFevers by Leah Cypress from The Enchanted Inkpot. Peek: "In addition to researching the British Museum, I poured over antique street maps of London, pictures of buildings, studied the Edwardian period and its differences from the Victorian period, London street life, clothing, funeral customs."

Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R. L. LaFevers (Houghton Mifflin 2010)(ages 8-12): a recommendation by Greg Leitich Smith from GregLSBlog. Peek: " Theodosia Throckmorton is back and the Museum of Legends and Antiquities is as unsettled as ever. "

Cynsational Screening Room

Check out the book trailer for Keeper by Kathi Appelt (Atheneum, 2010).

Check out the book trailer for Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready (Simon Pulse, 2010).

Check out the book trailer for Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson (Simon Pulse, May 18, 2010).

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner (Greenwillow, 2010): a recommendation by Greg Leitich Smith from GregLSBlog. Peek: "...the deliciously Machiavellian follow-up to The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia..." Check out the book trailer.

Check out the book trailer for Dead Is Just A Rumor by Marlene Perez (Graphia, August 2010).

Check out the book trailer for Sea by Heidi R. Kling (Putnam, June 2010).

More Personally

Inquiry 1: Cynthia Leitich Smith: an author interview by Erin Moulton from The Day Job: A Writer's Inquiry. Peek: "With love to the literature and logic of the law, it's perhaps not the most poetic or action-packet reading, and it was a treat to come home again to those [children's-YA] books." Note: Erin's debut novel, Maple T. Rittle and the Quest for a Miracle, will be released by Philomel in summer 2011, and it's utterly splendid.

Tantalize (Candlewick, 2008) is being made available through Scholastic Book Club in its high school markets.

Attention Austinites: look for signed stock of Tantalize at Barnes & Noble in Round Rock and at the Arboretum. Signed stock of Eternal (Candlewick, 2010) also is available at the Round Rock store. And, as always, you can find signed copies of my books at BookPeople downtown.

An Interview with Ming Doyle [Illustrator of Tantalize: Kieren's Story (Candlewick, 2011)] by Jim at Bostonist. Peek: "I can't deny the appeal of drawing werevultures, werepossums, werearmadillos, and all other manner of Texan werecreatures along with some more conventional monsters on a daily basis."