What are you doing tonight? Say, from 6-8 pm or so, before your fashionable Thursday night on the town or, for those of the younger persuasion, bedtime? May I suggest a couple hours of listening to seven (count ‘em, seven!) awesome fantasy authors reading from their books of awesome fantasy at one of the most awesome independent bookstores in the city? I thought you’d like that. Conveniently enough, the magnificent Books of Wonder will be hosting Libba Bray, Rachel Cohn, [...]
And by “the big kids,” I mean some very fancy authors I’m kind of in awe of. Come hang out, if you can! What: Teen Author Reading Night Where: Jefferson Market Library (425 6th Ave at West 10th Street) When: 6-730 pm Who: Tara Altebrando, Libba Bray, Sarah Beth Durst, Gordon Korman, David Levithan, and me! Clearly this is the place to be this evening. Come out and join us, won’t you?
First of all, and I’m really tempted to capitalize it, The Boneshaker is a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults! (Look at that. I even managed to restrict myself to only one exclamation point. It was tough, I’ll tell you.) Here’s the rest of the list, which contains my wonderful crit-mate Heidi Ayarbe’s Compromised as well as some other books I well and truly loved in 2010. Another cool thing that happened to me last week was that I got [...]
I am so excited about this I can barely take it. The Brooklyn Book Festival is coming in just a little over a week, and this year I get to play with the big kids. I’ll be part of a panel called “Making It” in the Youth Stoop Series, joining the incredible Mitali Perkins and the awesome Francisco X. Stork to discuss stories of survival. Mark your calendars and come out and play–the Festival has events running Friday through Sunday [...]
A week ago I had the coolest thing ever happen. I was on the way home, ending what had already been a fairly amazing week (see my previous post). Nathan and I were sitting in traffic with my parents on our way home from New Hampshire amusing ourselves with a voice-changer toy we’d gotten my father (who was driving, and therefore cut off from using it due to the likelihood of him laughing so hard at one of his own [...]
After a lovely week sequestered in Bucks County with the always-entertaining Paisley Stocking Society, it’s time to leap into a busy week of Doing Writerly Stuff. Want to join me? Here’s where I’ll be: Wednesday, July 21st Ray Bradbury in Conversation with Sam Weller at McNally Jackson Books, 7pm I’m not in any way involved with this one. I’m just attending, and I think you should too. Sam Weller has compiled ten years’ worth of his interviews with Mr. Bradbury [...]
I get to hang out at one of my favorite bookstores this Saturday in an author-like fashion! First things first, because otherwise this update will get buried in the post below, but this Saturday, 6/12, I’ll be visiting Books of Wonder to take part in a panel on YA and MG fantasy along with Neal Shusterman and Scott Mebus. The event takes place from 12-2pm, and looks to be a lot of fun–we’ll be reading and taking questions, so now [...]
Updates! I gots ‘em! This Wednesday, I’ll be signing at Pandemonium Books in Cambridge, Mass with Leah Cypess, author of Mistwood. I just finished Mistwood yesterday, by the way, and it’s absolutely wonderful. I’ll do a Subway Literature post on it after the signing, but in the meantime, let me just say I read it in what would’ve been one sitting if I hadn’t had to work this weekend. It follows Isabel, herself a creature of legend in the world [...]