September 16, 2009

Bits & Pieces

Glasgow Uni D 496September kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrate with Paper Tigers!

Ooh! Pay attention, people! Jon Scalzi's Big Idea this week is YA author Megan Crewe, talking about her new book, GIVE UP THE GHOST. A twist on the "I See Dead People" thing, Megan's character sees dead people... and likes them better than the living. They don't bug her, don't shun her, don't gossip about her and participate in the other high-school human sacrifices. But... okay, really. Where is it going to get you in life, preferring the dead to the living? Check out what Megan has to say.

(Scalzi's previous day's post is also quite good. Read there reasons that AUTHORS ARE NOT PUT ON EARTH TO READ YOUR UNSOLICITED ARC's OR MANUSCRIPTS. You think I'm overreacting by typing in all caps? Think again.)

Fresh from her success with Graceling and her newest novel, Fire, Kristin Cashore joins readergirlz tonight at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern, for a live chat. Don't miss this chance to sharpen up your author interviewing skillz!

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Superhero! I'm enjoying the Gratz's DragonCon 2009 pictures way more than I should. I envy people who are good at sewing and can whip up a costume and participate in such divine madness every year. TOO cool. Maybe some year the Kidlitosphere Conference will have people come in children's lit costumes. No? Oh, well. It was just a thought. The Kidlitosphere World is cranked up to full steam, as we begin plans for the 2009 season of The Cybils. Visit the site to get a button! Coming soon: The Winter Blog Blast Tour! We anticipate interviewing some intriguing people here in November.

The Kidlitosphere Conference is on its way, October 17th. Grab some swag and find out what you can do to help.

In Book News: Color Online announces Paula Chase Hyman's blog tour for Flipping the Script,

There are THREE MORE DAYS 'til you can get your hands on a copy of Dreamdark,, the Silksinger sequel by Laini Taylor,

And Robin Brande's new YA novel, FAT CAT is due to be released in October, BUT, five lucky people can score their very own advanced reader's copies. Contest details to come soonest.

In honor of yesterday's release of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters Miss Rumphius points us to directions on to escape a giant octopus. Thank you, I needed extra fodder for the nightmares, Tricia.



Marjorie said...

Thanks for highlighting Aline's post for PaperTigers - and I can really vouch that the book she mentions,The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans, by Carmen Tafolla, is a superb book of short stories!

Unknown said...

Hey Tanita,

I ran across Finding Wonderland and saw that you mentioned "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" and ways to escape a giant octopus. I'm glad you posted that, because giant octopi are very real a threat, and it's important that people know how to escape from them. I'm kidding, but, in all seriousness, I hope you get a chance to read S&S&SM, because I think you'll love. I work for the publisher, and I was wondering if you wanted to receive info and updates about the Quirk Classics series. If you do, just send us an email at If not, that’s okay too. We won’t bug you again.

FYI: At the end of the month, we’ll be announcing the next title in the series.

Thanks for talking about our book, and happy reading!