Saturday, May 23, 2009

This(ese) Week(s) in YA- May 23(and 16), 2009

(Note: So you may have noticed we didn't have one last week and we're sorry. There were exams all this week and Erika got back home from ISEF at 11 last Saturday after a week of being away. So instead we give you an extra long two weeks in YA this week.)

Random:
  • Gail Carson Levine now has a blog.
  • YA author/teen librarian, Bridget Zinn, has cancer and many authors have donated books and other items to auction off to help with her medical costs. To find out more information go here.
  • E. Lockhart needs help thinking of movies for the fourth Ruby Oliver book. If you think you can help, go to her blog post here.
  • Megan McCafferty announced on her blog the next book she's working on.
  • After winning the Edgar Award, John Green made a video about "What Could You Do with a Poe Bust?". You can watch it here.
  • Strange Horizons published Cecil Castellucci's first sci-fi/non YA short story on their site. You can read it here.
  • Ally Carter answered some frequently asked questions here.
  • Kristin Cashore answered some frequently asked questions about writing and publishing.
  • Melissa de la Cruz is going to be answering book related questions on Wednesdays and writing related questions on Fridays, you can find details here. The first ones are up on her blog.
Contests:
  • Mary E. Pearson's new book The Miles Between ARC is going on a road trip! Basically they start with her and will end with her publisher on publication day and go around the country in between. To find out more information on how to participate go to her blog post here.
  • Diana Peterfreud is having a contest for copies of Dull Boy by Sarah Cross. Moreinformation here.
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith is currently having a few giveaways on her blog for Pure, The Chosen One, and Sacajawea. More details here.
  • Sarah Dessen posted the winners of the Lock and Key paperback release contest.
Covers:
New Book Sites/Section on Sites/Excerpts:
Tours:
  • Sarah Dessen posted her tour dates for Along for the Ride. (We can't wait for June 26!)
  • Claudia Gray posted her upcoming appearances on her blog.
  • Ally Carter put up her Don't Judge a Girl by her Cover tour dates.
Books that came out last week:
  • City Boy by Jan Michael
  • After the Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr
  • You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith
  • Swoon by Nina Malkin
  • New World by Chris Priestley
  • It's a Curl Thing (Divine & Friends) by Jacquelin Thomas
  • How To Get Famous by Pete Johnson
  • The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance
  • Bad Company by Mike Walker
Books that come out this week:
  • May 26- Hunger: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant
  • May 26- Undercover by Beth Kephart
  • May 26- Gorgeous by Rachel Vail
  • May 26- The Deep by Helen Dunmore
  • May 26- Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
  • May 26- Vacations from Hell by Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Claudia Gray, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Mlynowski
  • May 26- Fortune Cookie by Heather Wood
  • May 26- Sprout by Dale Peck
  • May 26- The Sorceress by Michael Scott
  • May 26- Slept Away by Julie Kraut
  • May 26- See No Evil by Jamila Gavin
  • May 26- Peril on the Sea by Michael Cadnum
  • May 26- One Lonely Degree by C. K. Kelly Martin
  • May 26- Nation by Terry Pratchett
  • May 26- Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor
-The YAthenaeum Team

1 comment:

Rhonda Stapleton said...

Wow, busy weeks! Thanks for mentioning the excerpt for my book Stupid Cupid, BTW!!