Monday, November 24, 2008


You have 'till next Tuesday to enter to win a collector's edition of Twilight:

I have yet to make it to the movie--so please tell me if you have and what you thought!!

ALSO: Win UNDONE + other awesome books @ Terri Clark's blog:

And lastly--NCTE was a blast. I was only there for like a day and a half, but I met my editor who I love and some of the Walker/Bloomsbury staff who are sooo much fun, I signed books and even had a line at one point (3 people is a line, right?) and I got to have dinner with super famous authory types--like Justine Larbalestier who is pure awesome and we both share a debilitating allergy that once scarred us but now has given us the courage to live fuller, happier lives--so we bonded over the traumas & trials of that.

But what you should be excited about is the ARCs!! Yes, I grabbed up as many as I could and will be giving them away in contests for the next several weeks. So be watching for more info on that!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Twilight Contest--No Edward h8ers!!

ALERT: DIANA DANG please cover your eyes!!

It's TWILIGHT week!!! Woohooo!!! And to celebrate I'm giving away a Collector's Edition of Twilight "featuring a ribbon bookmark, cloth cover, ragged edges, new chapter opener designs, and a beautiful protective slipcase, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike." (From Amazon's product description)

I'm kind of a sucker for that cloth cover and ragged edges business, so naturally I had to get my own copy. But I also got a copy to give away. The only catch--you have to be on Team Edward--no Edward h8ers!!! So leave a comment telling me why you love you some Edward (deadline December 2, midnight CST) and you'll be entered into the random drawing!! SQUEE!!!

Edit: Spread the word on your LJ/Blog for an extra entry! Thanks!!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Friday I'm going to be at NCTE with fellow 2K8ers, and we'll be giving a workshop to anywhere from 0-120 English teachers. I'm a little bit nervous. Public speaking is not something I'm good at. I'm not even all that good at private speaking... But I'm am excited about my topic which is basically ways to look at books through modern eyes. And while getting prepared for my workshop, I decided it would be easier to have a blog all set up with examples of these new ways fans are connecting to books or authors are connecting with fans. One of the entries was doing a casting call--so in the spirit of that I give you some ideas for characters in Undone:
Kristen Stewart as Kori: dark, troubled, guarded, tough.

Ellen Page as Serena: cynical & sarcastic on the outside, vulnerable & innocent on the inside.

Thomas Dekker as "Becks": solid & soulful, sweet but not so innocent.

Taylor Kitcsh as Shay: Sexy, dangerous, bad boy with a conscience (Shay takes his shirt off in Undone, too--just sayin')

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Win & Giggle

First: Run quick and comment for your chance to win UNDONE! Thanks Mrs. V!!

OK--now on to the giggle--Thanks Georgia for the tip off on JABBIT (Judge A Book By Its Trailer blog). I'm sure it will be a great time suck for me, but must share one of the first gems (it's funny, because it's true):

Monday, November 10, 2008

Quick Question--Book Trailers

Hey everyone--

I'm trying to put together a quick list of awesome YA (and MG if there are any) book trailers--ones that really capture the essence of the book or really made you want to go out and buy it. So if you have some favorites, let me know--include the url if it isn't too much trouble.

Besides Undone's (ahem) I have Forest of Hands and Teeth & The Adoration of Jenna Fox--I'd love to include some really funny ones as well--but if you could help me out that would be awesome.

This is for a workshop I'll be giving--it's for English teachers.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


This one will be coming to a big screen one day, mark my words!

Yay Carrie!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wasting time or research?

Look who found a new time suck!!

to my haters by brooketaylorbooks

Took a little practice to get used to finding images and moving them around--my next one will be a collage for my WIP MC! This one fits Kori from UNDONE pretty well. And yes--a few Edward images because November 21 is coming!!! (And sadly I will be at a fancy dinner as opposed to a cram-packed theater--but one I will tell y'all all about, because it's going to be very interesting!