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Monday, May 10, 2010

First, big congrats to Marlene, who won the autographed copy of Shade! And for those of you who didn't win, don't worry--I'll be having a contest with FIVE prizes a little later this week...

Second, I've got some really great events coming up soon:

I'll be signing copies of The Unwritten Rule at RJ Julia Booksellers AND talking about books with Jenny Han and Kieran Scott at 7 PM on Thursday, May 20th, so if you live in/around Connecticut, make sure to come by! You can get more event details here

Also, I'll be at the Teen Author Carnival in New York on Monday, May 24th--I can't wait! (Last year was SO much fun!) The Teen Author Carnival will be held at the Jefferson Market Branch of the NYPL, and it starts at 5 PM--hope to see you there!

And! I will be at BEA as well, and here is my schedule:

On Wednesday, May 26th, I'll be signing copies of The Unwritten Rule in booth 3484 from 1:30-2:00.

I'll also be attending the Book Blogger Convention Author Reception on Thursday, May 27th, starting at 4 PM.

Also, Dutton should have a few ARCs of Grace available, so be sure to stop by booths 3540/3541--and let me know if you manage to snag one. (Heck, I'm hoping to snag a couple!)

Finally, one last BEA thing...if you get a chance, stop by the YA paranormal panel on Wednesday, May 26th at 11 AM on the Downtown Stage--Holly Black, Richelle Mead, Andrea Cremer, and Ivy Devlin will all be there! (I happen to know Ivy *very* well--in fact, she'll be wearing sneakers just like the ones that are Sarah's favorites in The Unwritten Rule, which I think is awesome! Also, Ivy will also be signing copies of her new YA paranormal romance, Low Red Moon, on Thursday, May 27th, from 11 AM-12 PM in booth 4051)

And now for the links:

Agent Dan Lazar spent a week working in a bookstore -- "I have lived in New York for almost 10 years, and nothing I ever saw in the mean streets of Manhattan terrified me more than my experience...

Of trying...

To sell books...

To children.

On a related note, The INTERN has a guest post by Megan Burke about The Secret Lives of Bookstore Clerks -- it's really cute, and I love this "I think the bottom line is working in a bookstore is as awesome and fantastic as it looks."

Pimp My Novel asks for your thoughts about self-publishing

Editorial Ass on why you *have* to always push yourself to write better -- If you read only one of the links today, make it this one. "The point I want to make today is about vigilance of craft. Creativity is exhausting. When you're working on a novel, there comes a point during writing, or rewriting, or editing, or re-editing, or hearing back the nitpicky bits from your crit group or agent or editor for the eight millionth time, when you just say "Ug, can I be done with this? I'll fix it later, or someone else can, if they really have a problem with it."

But the thing is, you can't count on anyone to fix anything later"

ooooh, food! How about a Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake?

Or perhaps you'd like a Decadent Chocolate Milkshake? (My husband LOVED this one!)

Or maybe you want to try something new for breakfast like, say, red velvet pancakes or sugar donut muffins? (I'll have to modify the recipe but I am SO making those muffins--they sound irresistible!)


Blogger GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

That milkshake sounds amazing-and I don't even like milkshakes! Thanks for sharing!:)

May 11, 2010 3:44 PM  

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