YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

From the YALSA site: Each year, YALSA presents the Best Fiction for Young Adults list after ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. This year’s list of 102 books was drawn from 200 official nominations. The books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens. The list comprises a wide range of genres and…

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AlphaOops in the Post-Tribune

Yes, I know, I’ve been remiss about blogging. (Being sick just kind of saps the desire to remind the world (and my mother) how awesome I’m not feeling.) So here’s a lovely tidbit to share: AlphaOops: The Day Z Went First was mentioned in the Chicago Post-Tribune earlier this week. Can you believe it originally came out SEVEN YEARS…

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Jan 26th SFWA Music & Authors Event

Here’s the official flyer for the Jan 26th SFWA event at Mad City Coffee in Columbia, MD — if you’re in the area, I hope you’ll join us. I promise to have some HERO swag! (I also hear their hummus is to die for. Must remember to bring after-hummus breath mints.)

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10 Things You Can Do On My Birthday

Today is 1-11, the day we celebrate PRINCESS ALETHEA’S MAGICAL BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! I do hope you have marvelous things planned for today. I do! If you don’t have some marvelous things planned, here are ten suggestions for how I would love you to spend MY FRABJOUS DAY. ********************** If you have a few extra dollars: 1.) Order some of…

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Holding Out for a Hero

Ladies and Gentlemen– Princess Alethea Proudly Presents: The cover of Hero! Rough and tumble Saturday Woodcutter thinks she’s the only one of her sisters without any magic—until the day she accidentally conjures an ocean in the backyard. With her sword in tow, Saturday sets sail on a pirate ship, only to find herself kidnapped and whisked off to the…

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Rainbow Sun

I meant to post this the other day, when I accompanied FGB into DC to help him with some work. I was looking out the window for a street sign and the sky took my breath away. There was a full, perfect rainbow all around the sun. I thought this a fitting magical image with which to wish my…

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Kicking It Up a Notch

If you are at all inclined to support the projects of artists on Kickstarter, I encourage you to help fund this anthology to be edited by Ellen Datlow, a woman I have greatly admired since I was a wee lass collecting books like Snow White, Blood Red. Click here to find our more and pledge to FEARFUL SYMMETRIES.  

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Happy 2013!

Happy New Year, everyone! I wrote up today’s inspirational post and left it over in the Waterworld Mermaid Lagoon. You’ll have to click over there to see what it’s all about! (Especially if you’re a writer.) In the meantime, I’m going to get some sleep so I’m all bright and chipper tomorrow for Aunt Theda’s Annual Loukoumathes Party! You’re…

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