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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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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Miss Andre and The Norton Award

(This blog is part of the SFWA Norton Award Blog Tour.) ************* I don’t really get nervous speaking in front of crowds anymore. Public speaking is one of those skills that can be exceptionally difficult to learn, but well worth braving that initial terror to get to the other side. The biggest benefit is that when someone in an…

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My NY Comic Con Schedule

Stopping square in the middle of the HERO novel edit to go to NY today. NY Comic Con, here I come! If you’ve downloaded the NYCC app (which is a smart thing to do), I’m not actually listed. BUT YOU ALL KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME: At Janet Lee’s table in Artist Alley! I will be there for the…

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On the Gelett Burgess Award

I received more shiny golden stickers in the mail for the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award — those of you who see me in person can get one to add to your copy of Enchanted! — and I was curious about the symbol they used, so I asked about it. Here was the response from the Gelett Burgess Center:…

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ENCHANTED: Your Favorite Bits

When my friend Mary Robinette Kowal asked me to guest post on her feature “My Favorite Bit,” I chose to feature The Wonderland Alphabet. So when Asher from Parenormal Indulgence asked me to pick out a few of my favorite quotes from Enchanted, I jumped at the chance. It was SO MUCH FUN…and kind of hard to stop. Are…

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Blast from Dragon*Con Past

My friend Marisol recently sent me a few pictures she had taken at Dragon*Con last year, including this one of me right before the Hour with Sherrilyn Kenyon panel, showing off my lovely new green corset and the gorgeous cover to my new novel. I’ve been going to Dragon*Con since 1996. THIS YEAR, 2012, is the first year I…

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