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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Loads of stuff today, but I'm so excited about this news that I have to share it first.

I just found out that Living Dead Girl is a A 2009 Best Books for Young Adults Nominee


Now on to other things:

Donald Maass, of The Maass Agency, is offering his book, The Career Novelist, as a *free* download. I haven't read a lot of books about writing, but I have read this one, and I think it's really interesting. And hey, you can't go wrong with free!

Jessica Faust, of BookEnds Literary writes about a query she got, the response she sent--and the response she got in return. As she puts it--Life's Too Short

Editorial Ass writes about what constitutes good sales for a literary novel (I don't know of any blogs anywhere that have touched on this topic re: young adult novels--if you know any that have, let me know!)

Tess Gerritsen thinks that even though the economy isn't doing all that great right now, books will still sell. (Finally, someone besides me who isn't convinced the book industry is headed for disaster!)

She also has a really interesting post up over at Murderati about debut novelists and bad reviews, which is also about bad reviews in general. (What she says about Stephen King? Did *not* know that!)

An aspiring author talks about starting to search for an agent--it's a great post, and the comments are very interesting.

Check out this fantastic slide show from the New York Times on college students, and how they design their living spaces -- So inspiring! (And also makes me wish I'd done more with my dorm rooms...)

Like OMG Teens Read is giving away a copy (or two!) of Living Dead Girl--check out their newsletter for details

And finally, I am SO SO happy to be able to share this:

So cute! And SARAH DESSEN!! (I screamed when my editor told me. Because, hello, total fangurl! As long time readers will know, I totally busted my butt to be first in line for her book signing at BEA back before I was even published)


Blogger Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

The cover is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to read this, it sounds so good! I'm so excited for you!

October 07, 2008 2:20 PM  
Blogger Lisa Schroeder said...

Congrats on the nomination and I LOVE the cover.

A love story - I can't wait to read it!! What a great blurb to have front and center - wow!

You go girl!

October 07, 2008 2:48 PM  
Blogger Rylie said...


I've been looking forward to Something, Maybe ever since reading the excerpt in Perfect You. And now, to find out that it has a super cute cover too? I can't wait!

October 07, 2008 3:18 PM  
Blogger Khyrinthia said...

I like it! It's great. I can't wait to read it.

October 07, 2008 6:12 PM  
Blogger Clara said...

Big congratulations on the nomination! And what a supercute cover. I can't wait till the book comes out.

October 07, 2008 10:37 PM  
Blogger katayoun said...

congrats!!! the cover is great and i agree with sarah dessen quote is fabulous!!!

October 08, 2008 6:24 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Scott said...

Thanks so much for the lovely comments about the cover!! :-)

October 08, 2008 1:11 PM  
OpenID c-alexis said...

Love the cover. I'm a big fan of Sarah Dessen as well. =) Can't wait to read your newest novel.

- Carmen T

October 08, 2008 6:44 PM  
Blogger WannabeWriter said...

SQUEE! I actually *squee-d* when I saw the cover on Amazon. But I DIDN'T see Sarah Dessen's blurb, which calls for more Squee. I'm so psyched, I can't wait for this book!

October 09, 2008 7:56 PM  
Blogger Alea said...

CUTE cover! So exciting!

October 10, 2008 9:43 AM  
Blogger Melissa Walker said...

I LOVE the bracelets. I think they make the cover extra gorgeous. And what a fantastic quote from Sarah--hooray!

October 10, 2008 11:34 PM  
Blogger Tempestt said...

Cool cover, love the hat! :) Can;t wait to read it!

October 11, 2008 6:39 PM  
Blogger Authorness said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth! Well deserved.


October 15, 2008 12:31 AM  

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