Monthly Archives: March 2012

Reading People – Books That Can Help You As A Writer

I’ve just ordered a book by face reader (or Face Pattern Recognition Expert) Naomi Tickle that I think will help me professionally as a writer, to make my characters even more believable, full, and complete, and also help me as … Continue reading

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11 YA ebooks for $0.99 each on Amazon (US) Deal of the Day Today!

Today Amazon (US) has 11 YA novel ebooks for $0.99 each for their Deal of the Day! Including novels by Vivian Vande Velde, William Sleator, and Scott O’Dell (all of whose books I usually love)! Cloaked In Red by Vivian … Continue reading

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Had a great time at Pay It Forward: Sharing the Books, Toronto, March 28, 2012

Today I took part in the Pay It Forward: Sharing the Books in Toronto at Union Station, with a bunch of other Toronto writers and book lovers. The Pay It Forward: Sharing The Books was actually a worldwide event, with … Continue reading

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Love that I was quoted in an article about The Hunger Games

Wow! I was quoted (from this blog post in an article “The Hunger Games: Empowering or Too Dark for Teens?” by librarian Audrey Barbakoff around YASaves! (beaming) She used quotes from my response to the whole Darkness Too Visible article … Continue reading

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Interview with Karen DelleCava, author of A Closer Look, AND a chance to win a copy & a surprise gift

Today I interview Karen DelleCava, author of realistic YA A Closer Look, which deals with a teen who has alopecia–her hair falling out. If you read the interview and leave a comment on this post, you’ll be entered to win … Continue reading

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You can read the first 6 pages of HUNTED *and* the author’s note on Amazon.ca

Wow, very cool! I just saw that you can read the first 6 pages of the Canadian paperback version of HUNTED, AND my author’s note and some of resource guide on Amazon.ca! http://ow.ly/9V6jL Thank you Fitzhenry and Whiteside!

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You can now buy Harry Potter ebooks – legally!

You can now buy Harry Potter ebooks for your Kindle or Nook (legally) on Amazon, B&N, etc. This is big news for a few reasons. One is that the Harry Potter books have not been available at all as ebooks … Continue reading

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eBook for Writers Mugging the Muse by Holly Lisle only $0.99 on Amazon (US)

Another ebook of interest to writers: Author Holly Lisle ‘s Mugging the Muse: Writing Fiction for Love AND Money is $0.99 on Amazon (US) as an ebook! I love Holly Lisle’s writing technique advice, and I think this is a … Continue reading

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free now on Amazon: 101 Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwriters

Free right now on Amazon (US) and of interest to writers: The 101 Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider’s Secrets from Hollywood’s Top Writers by Karl Iglesias. Insider Secrets from Hollywood’s Top Writers This book not only shows how to … Continue reading

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Guest Post – YA author Nancy Springer: It Works To Play

I’m excited to have Nancy Springer here today with her guest post in the importance of playing in helping us write. I love Nancy Springer’s children’s and YA books (my top favorite is Sky Rider), so it’s so lovely to … Continue reading

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