I'm happy to announce that my children's picture book, Humberto the Bookworm Hamster
, has been nominated for an EPIC Award.
EPIC stands for the "Electronically Published Internet Coalition."
winner of EPIC’s 2011 Children's Non-Fiction/Fiction Category will be
announced at the annual conference, held in historical… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 31, 2010 at 8:14pm —
Hook'em and reel'em is all I ever hear when it comes to the opening lines of a book. And true that is. Come take a peek on Writers' Ally
to see what I've learned from my webinar with super agent Natalie Fischer.
Added by Sheri Larsen on October 27, 2010 at 10:51am —
See who won the 2010 Teens' Top Ten
as voted on by members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country!
Added by Georgia McBride on October 23, 2010 at 1:25pm —
B&N seeks to improve the shopping experience and boost sales in its biggest book growth category--teen fiction! According to execs at B&N, teen fiction is the second largest bshind adult fiction! The two most popular of the genres will have special sections--paranormal romance and fantasy and adventure, while teen series will be absorbed appropriately and bestsellers are slated to have their own section or bay. Read more about the changes… Continue
Added by Georgia McBride on October 22, 2010 at 11:20pm —
An informative blog post on LGBT in Young Adult Literature, it's struggles and 'almost' embraced in publishing today. http://afterellen.com/archive/ellen/Print/yafiction.html
A little thought for our YALITCHAT: LGBT in YA with special guests Scott Tracey and Malinda Lo.
Weds October 27th at 9 EST. Join us on Twitter using #yalitchat… Continue
Added by Adrienne Gelbart on October 22, 2010 at 5:30pm —
What are the MIEs
(most important elements) you must communicate to an agent in your query letter? I've broken a few down via my lesson with super agent, Natalie Fischer.
Added by Sheri Larsen on October 22, 2010 at 8:47am —
Look for Splinter from Sterling books to launch on January 11 with the release of TIGER'S CURSE from Colleen Houck. Colleen was self-published before signing to Splinter. Read more here!
Added by Georgia McBride on October 21, 2010 at 1:50pm —
I just joined Yalitchat.org. It looks like a great site to learn about books suitable for teenagers and young adults and to speak about my own novel: Alexander's Riddle - an Afghan Mystery by Christine Saint. It's been a paperback for eight years and is now on Kindle. Anyone interested in the way Afghanistan was before all the violence began might enjoy it.
Added by Christine Parent on October 19, 2010 at 3:07pm —
New interview on my blog with the very cool agent, Ms. Amy Tipton!
You can read it… Continue
Added by Sherry Soule on October 19, 2010 at 1:25pm —
Do you have difficulty plotting your novel? You may want to try this technique created by writer/editor Claudia Suzanne. The technique is called "Meet Me in the Middle."
You can read it on my blog, http://mayrassecretbookcase.blogspot.com/
If you leave a comment I'll be sure to comment back. Thanks!
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 19, 2010 at 2:50am —
The book of the week this week is Origins:(The Vampire Diaries, Stefan's Diaries Book # 1) by:L.J Smith, Kevin Williamson, and Julie Plec. Now I have to say, I read the original series by L.J Smith and absolutely loved it! When I found out they were coming out with a book that had to do with the show, and not so much the original series, I was kind of sceptical. But, I'm always the type of person who will give books a shot, then form my own opinion. So Origins is the next book on… Continue
Added by Lauren Hammond on October 18, 2010 at 9:58am —
right around the corner I thought I’d share with you a list of synonyms
for the word “said
” as well as other ways to describe emotion in
Added by Nicōle Olea on October 17, 2010 at 10:00pm —
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So you sign with an agent. They have all kinds of fantastic suggestions for improvements to your novel. Continue
Yay! Fanfare! Much cheering and embarrassing celebratory behavior!!
Next comes the hard work.
I'm just winding down my first round of agent edits on Captive Magic (with full knowledge that a second round of tweaks is to follow). It has been A LOT more work than I expected. All productive, necessary work, but no less brain melting for that.
Added by Elle Stone on October 15, 2010 at 9:10am —
If you would have met me ten years ago, you probably would of thought I was going nowhere, fast. If you knew me, you probably would of thought that I would have eventually ended up pumping gas as my career of choice. It's funny how life works sometimes. Writing has been my sanctuary for most of my life but, it took the loss of a dear friend, and a brush with death to make me push myself. Most people, live in fear their whole lives. They never venture outside of their little… Continue
Added by Lauren Hammond on October 13, 2010 at 11:23am —
This book is so appropriate for this time of year. Come and see what the Alleyway thought of the mash-up book, EMMA and the VAMPIRES
Added by Sheri Larsen on October 13, 2010 at 7:30am —
Today, I've got another serious case of the Monday's. Monday seems to be the one day of the week that I never look forward to. With so many good books being released this month. I've decided to liven up my Monday's getting myself excited for the next book on my TBR list. So now, instead of Monday being blah, I have something to look forward to. This week's book of the week, is none other than, Beautiful Darkness by: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. It is the much anticipated… Continue
Added by Lauren Hammond on October 11, 2010 at 11:04am —
Every Friday I always like to post a quote of the week. I like to give the readers of this blog something to think about as we move into the weekend. But, I'd like to try something new. Each Friday, I'm going to post a quote from one of my favorite author's books. Then, what I really want to hear are yours. What are some of your favorite quotes from the books you've read? This week, my quote of the week comes from:
"My heart shattered. My world shattered. You will lose… Continue
Added by Lauren Hammond on October 8, 2010 at 9:54am —