Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults. Melina Marchetta, author of Jellicoe Road, is the 2009 Printz Award winner. The book is published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Four Printz Honor Books also were named: The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves, by
For kicks and giggles, I've posted a few short stories on my website at www.davidmacinnisgill.com/stories/. Some of them have been published. Some of them haven't, and when you read them, you'll know why. I thought I would share them anyway because there's nothing sadder than a story wanting to be read. It goes without saying that if I were to
Laurie Halse Anderson has been blogging about the lake effect snow falling on her home town in western New York. She's posted a photo of her doing her Lucy sampling the snowflakes imitation, which is an annual occurrence. Meanwhile, I sit here in relatively balmy coastal North Carolina where today's high was 64, according to the thermometer on my dash.
Two early reviews have come in for Soul Enchilada, from Booklist and Teensreadtoo.com. Booklist said that "Bug is a refreshingly gutsy female protagonist with an attitude that will win over readers." And Teensreadtoo.com, which added SE to its Hall of Fame, said that "Soul Enchilada is a brilliant debut novel from David Macinnis Gill and I absolutely cannot wait for