Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Fabulous! (20)

What I am excited about this week (besides dystopian fiction obvs):

1. BEFORE I FALL Author Lauren Oliver's second novel is coming out in 2011. It's called DELIRIUM and she decribes it as a dystopian Romeo-and-Juliet story. Ummm.... MUST HAVE NOW! She's having a contest over on her blog for a signed copy of BEFORE I FALL, which I highly covet (and you should too!) that ends on Valentine's Day.

2. Peter over at Flashlight Worthy Book Recommendations asked me to contribute to a list of Best YA of 2009 as chosen by book bloggers. I chose LIPS TOUCH by Laini Taylor and DUST OF 100 DOGS by AS King, but you should head on over and check out the whole list.

3. SEA Author Heidi R. Kling is asking for your nominations for THE SMOOCHIES - the best kissing scenes in YA fiction in 2009. But please only go over if you are going to nominate Kizzy and Jack Husk from LIPS TOUCH ;) I do NOT want to see any more Katniss and Gale noms.

4. HarperTeen just posted the first chapters of Forget-Her-Nots by tenner Amy Brecount White (so excited for this one!) which goes on sale March 2nd. Read them at the HarperTeen website.

5. I'm not sure how many of you are aware that I've been working on developing my own picture book manuscripts for awhile now (ok...since 2004). I finally have a few in a shape I am really excited about, so submitting might be in my near future. Let's see!

6. Later on today I will be posting my tips for Book Expo America as part of the Book Blogger Con blog tour. I will tell you to wear comfortable shoes :)

13 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

Good luck on your PB manuscript! That's way awesome!
And I'll have to check out BEFORE I FALL.

bermudaonion said...

The manuscripts sound exciting - will Daniel illustrate for you?

Kailana said...

Oh, good luck on the picture books. :)

Jami said...

Lots of exciting news. Thank you. Good luck on your picture books :)

Rhiannon Hart said...

I think I remember you mentioning the picture books. I wish you heaps of luck with submissions! So very exciting. I'm right with you on the Gale and Katniss noms. Total non-event!

Jess said...

Good luck with the picture books!

I am so excited for Delirium! *wants now* The Before I Fall ARC is one of my favorite books from 2009. I think I must buy an actual finished copy too.

Also, what is this Katniss/Gale nonsense for the Smoochies? I am firmly Katniss/Peeta!

Linda said...

good luck on your manuscripts!!!!!

Heidi R. Kling said...

Thanks for the linkage! I agree. No more Gale/Katniss. #Team Peeta

beth said...

Oh--so exciting about the PB manuscripts!

(And with you on the Katniss/Gale noms. Gale is so overrated anyway.)

Allie said...

Oh how cool! So excited to hear about your manuscripts!

Ali said...

Hooray for you, working diligently on the picture book submissions! Keep it up. :-)

oO Mariana Oo said...

Great News! Delirium sounds very good ^^

Good luck on your manuscript :)

Michelle said...

Just finished Before I Fall last week and it was excellent! I'm excited to hear that Oliver is going to do a dystopian.

Congratulations and good luck with the manuscript submissions :)