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NYC YAY! (Teen Author Carnival, BEA, Book Blogger Reception!!)

Monday, May 24, 2010

I'm headed up to NYC this week for BEA, but today I'll be at the Teen Author Carnival!

It starts at 5 PM at the Jefferson Market Branch of the NYPL, and there are going to be so many AMAZING authors there that if you live in the area, you should totally come by--there are going to be panels and candy and giveaways!! (And the author list really *is* amazing--I'm so excited I'm going to be surrounded by famous people!)

Also! Congrats go to last week's contest winners: Jessica, Brooke, Jacqueline C., Lisa, and Nikki

And just so my BEA schedule is up in one place so you know where to find me this week, here it is:

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

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

Grace galleys will be available ONLY by request at booth 3540 -- and ONLY until they run out.

Finally, 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!

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


Agent and author Nathan Bransford on rejection

Want to see just how neurotic writing can make you? Here's a sixteen-year-old with a publishing deal--and she's worried because she didn't make the deal when she was younger!! -- The person who posted this seems to think it's sort of neat that she's worried that she didn't get a deal when she was younger but I think publishing can make you crazy if you play the what-if game. Celebrate your successes and focus on what *you* can do for your writing and your career. Comparing yourself to other people, in my opinion, will just make you stressed and unhappy. (But, of course, everyone is different!)

Lovely post at Writer Unboxed on finding time to write

Agent Jennifer Laughran on what she wants in a client : "But I still need my authors to have a spine, be driven and at least a bit fierce. That means speaking up for yourself, having self-confidence, putting yourself out there (even if you don't necessarily feel like it...) It also means bravery in terms of your writing."

Editoral Ass with an important reminder about how much it should "cost" to have an agent represent you before they even sell anything for you

The INTERN offers her thoughts on how a book works as a good read, using Anna Quindlen's Black and Blue as an example.

Pimp My Novel on BEA

I admit, this is very, very BSP, but Persnickety Snark wrote the most amazing--and wonderfully lovely!--review of Grace (You can read more about the book here

Check out these delish-looking peanut butter oatmeal cookies--I love the glaze!