Ready to Party??

20 05 2010

Art by Salvatore Vuono

Although Tuesday is the first day of sessions at BEA (BookExpo America) in New York City, one of the highlights of the day will be the Teen Author Carnival held that evening from 5-8 pm at

Jefferson Market Branch Library
425 Avenue of the Americas [at 10th St.],

Hosts of the event are: Devyn Burton, Mitali Dave, and Korianne Wey.

Here’s the star-studded list for that event:

Author List:

  1. Heidi Kling – Website
  2. Jeri Smith-Ready – Website
  3. Holly Cupala – Website
  4. Michelle Zink – Website
  5. Stephanie Kuehnert – Website
  6. Elizabeth Scott – Website
  7. Judith Graves – Website
  8. Alexandra Diaz – Website
  9. Barry Lyga – Website
  10. Jon Skovron – Website
  11. Tonya Hurley – Website
  12. Amy Brecount White – Website
  13. Linda Gerber – Website
  14. Melissa Walker – Website
  15. Kieran Scott – Website
  16. Courtney Sheinmel – Website
  17. Michael Northrop – Website
  18. Lauren Oliver – Website
  19. Ned Vizzini – Website
  20. Melissa Kantor – Website
  21. Susane Colasanti – Website
  22. Violet Haberdasher – Website
  23. Eliot Schrefer – Website
  24. Sarah Darer Littman – Website
  25. Gayle Forman – Website
  26. Sarah Ockler – Website
  27. Sarah Mlynowski – Website
  28. Maryrose Wood – Website
  29. Kody Keplinger – Website
  30. Simone Elkeles – Website

So if you’re ready to party, this is THE place to be on Tuesday, May 24, 2010.





Sunshine Award

17 03 2010

Wow! I got a sunshine award from Cate Masters, a terrific writer who has a great blog you should check out.

What this means is that not only does she think I have a blog to enjoy, but she’s spreading the sunshine she received. Now I get to do the same.

I get to pick 12 blogs I love to read and let them know it. Here’s my list:

Wolfy Chicks

Leap Books

BonnieBlogsGreen

Market My Words

Lily Stone

YA Edge

Susquehanna Writers

The Porch Swing Chronicles

Keli Gwyn

Middlewood Journal

LJ Patton

Through the Toll Booth

And for those bloggers, here’s the list of rules for passing along this award:

According to the guidelines, I will:
Put the logo on your blog in my post.
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
Link the nominees within this post.
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blogs.
Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.





Spring Watch

11 03 2010

Spring is almost here, and if you’re into baby animals the way I am, you might want to check out http://animal.discovery.com/tv/spring-watch/spring-watch.html. How cool is that?

But you know what else is fun and puts me in Spring mode? I just got a Sunshine blog award from Cate Masters. Watch for me to post it this week along with the winning blogs I’ll be passing it along to.

Meanwhile have fun checking out the animals…

Hope all your snow has melted and the weather’s warm enough to be outside enjoying the breezes and the first buds. But if not, keep reminding yourself it’s coming. Soon the trees will be sending out tiny green leaves and flowers will poke their heads above ground. Take a deep breath of clean, fresh air and enjoy SPRING.





Surprise!

21 09 2009

When I checked my mail recently, I found a lovely surprise. Blogger Keli Gwyn, who had hosted me at  Romance Writers on the Journey sent me a thank-you gift. How thoughtful is that??!! A darling little tablet in its own case and refrigerator magnet. But best of all, they were personalized with my initial, so I know she picked it out just for me. I’ve never had anyone give me a gift for being a guest blogger, so I was doubly thrilled.

Even better was the experience I had when Keli interviewed me. She’s very professional and super organized. The questions arrived a month before the blogging date. She asked that I choose 8 of her very extensive and thought-provoking questions and return them a week before the interview. Then she added her comments, edited the blog, and sent it to me for approval before it was posted. What a great way to insure that the blog is error free! And it’s a testament to her organizational skills and efficiency. She was a dream to work with. Bloggers who are interviewing authors could take a page from Keli’s book. Who knows, you might even find the author will end up blogging about YOU.