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Friday, April 9, 2010
I'm so happy that it's Friday again. I can taste the weekend in the air. There are plenty of awesome children's and YA writer posts this week, so let's plunge right into the well.
Mad Woman in the Forest, Laurie Halse Anderson discusses why school libraries are so important. There's also a video from her visit to Mexico High School.
There's a book drive happening for Ojo Encino Day School and Alchesay High School. Learn more at Guy Lit Wire (also there's information at Finding Wonderland).
Jennifer Hubbard has collected various posts on Peer Abuse at her blog WriterJenn. [Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones have created a Young Adult Authors Against Bullying group on Facebook.]
Juvenescence. Sarah Beth Durst's post Tweeting the Tales of Hans Christian Anderson also made me laugh (that's over at her blog Sarah's Journal).
Beth Kephart's had a post reflecting on the essay by Julie Just on Parents in YA Fiction. [The monkey photo on the right does not in any way reflect on Parents. Well, not intentionally anyway.]
On Tina Nichols Coury's blog Tales from the Rushmore Kid, Mark McVeigh gives his revision tip of the day.
Tour Dates for Aprilynne Pike are up at her blog Apparently. Holly Black has announced her Tour Schedule as well. [On a side note, I'm still excited that she's going to be a Writer in Residence at the VCFA summer residency!]
There's a series of fantastic posts on Writing Your Senses on Jordan McCollum's blog.
Test your knowledge of Young Adult Novels by playing Name That Book at Suzanne Young's blog. She gives the last line of five novels. Leave a comment today and tomorrow she'll post the winners.
The YA 5 blog. On Holly Cupala's blog, there's an interview and book trailer to promote Lauren Oliver's new novel Before I Fall. Holly Cupala also has a series on How to Land an Agent with the Author perspective and the Agent perspective. Beth Revis interviewed Maria Snyder, author of Inside Out, on her blog Writing It Out. She also reviewed Inside Out here. Lori Degman was interviewed on Chicago Public Library. There's a link to it on her blog Habitual Rhymer. On HipWriterMama, Vivian Lee Mahoney interviewed Jeannine Atkins (author of Borrowed Names). Kathy McCullough interviewed debut authors Rhonda Hayter (author of The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams) and Angie Smibert (author of Memento Nora).
Not of the Normal to see her book trailer for Dead Is Just a Rumor.
Congrats to Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery for winning the Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award! You can read about it here at Kirby's Lane. Also, Jay Asher is racking up the Young Adult choice state awards (7 so far) for his novel 13 Reasons Why. They are well deserved!
There's some great poetry this month over at Gregory K.'s blog GottaBook. There's a different poet featured every day, and there's also background information on each writer.
Reading your favorite book from your childhood isn't always a good idea, according to Megan Frances (her blog is On Beyond Words & Pictures).
Whew! Well, that's it for this week's Writers' Well. Have a wonderful weekend. :)