NEWS ROUNDUP:

At 7:00 on Thursday of this week, I will be at Anderson's in Naperville, IL with four wonderful authors: Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), Dan Krokos (False Memory), Susan Dennard (Something Strange and Deadly), and Erica O'Rourke (Bound).  


Also, there are (only) 240 booklets with exclusive content from each author available to those who order 2 or more books, and there's more information about that here! (Get on it fast, because once those 240 are gone, that is it.)

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I will be at two stops on the Smart Chicks tour this year (which I am really excited about!): the Las Vegas stop (September 11th) and the Edmonton stop (September 13th). For more information about location and times, go here: http://smartchickskickit.com/schedule.html

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IF I LIE by writer friend Corrine Jackson came out today! I posted the cover and summary here awhile ago, but now the book is finally out in the world. I haven't read the whole thing yet, but I read a portion of an early draft and, whoa. Girl can write.

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I recently read two books that I really enjoyed: THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater (out September 18th) and THE LIST by Siobhan Vivian (out now!). They're two completely different books, but the writing and characters in THE RAVEN BOYS were to. die. for., and I found THE LIST really thought-provoking and engaging (with an interesting exploration of the harm of reducing people to their physical appearances, even if the reduction is supposedly "positive").

I will probably discuss The Raven Boys at length in a later post, because there are some great things to learn about writing and character development from examining it closely.

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I am plugging away at book 3 and that's why I've been somewhat scarce for awhile, but I update my tumblr more frequently because it's easy (I can do it from my phone!), so if you're hungry for my random thoughts, go here: theartofnotwriting.tumblr.com
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Published on August 28, 2012 08:38 • 893 views
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message 1: by Sara (new)

Sara So close! I wish I could make it but I've got a guest coming in from out of town that night!


message 2: by Samantha (new)

Samantha I will hopefully make it! I missed the Printer's Row Literature Fest when you were there, but I will hopefully make it to this one!


message 3: by LB (last edited Sep 01, 2012 06:42PM) (new)

LB I could not see how to reply on tubmlr, but I have never heard anyone say that IL is not beautiful! that picture is amazing!


message 4: by Sam (new)

Sam Come to London :(


message 5: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Ok so are you coming to that thing in Austin by any chance?


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