Monthly Archives: July 2010

17 07, 2010

2010 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award

By | 2010-07-17T22:12:34+00:00 July 17th, 2010|Inklings|1 Comment

The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is pleased and proud to announce the winner of the inaugural Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. Established in 2008 to honor the wishes of young adult author, Amelia Elizabeth Walden, the award allows for the sum of $5,000 to be

16 07, 2010

Laurie Halse Anderson on BHS:

By | 2010-07-16T16:43:20+00:00 July 16th, 2010|Inklings|0 Comments

"Black Hole Sun grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go until the last page. In the best tradition of Heinlein and Firefly, Black Hole Sun is for readers who like their books fast-paced, intense, and relentless. Buy it, read it, pass it on!" - Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Wintergirls and Speak

15 07, 2010

The Final, Final Cover of Black Hole Sun

By | 2010-07-15T00:26:21+00:00 July 15th, 2010|Inklings|0 Comments

For months, I've been posting the evolving covers of Black Hole Sun. We started out with a few ideas, one of which I especially adored. Set against a speckled red background, it featured the silhouette of a soldier carrying another. The 800 pound gorilla of book buying (AKA Barnes and Noble) didn't share my love for the cover, so it

9 07, 2010

Five for Friday

By | 2010-07-09T16:30:02+00:00 July 9th, 2010|Inklings|0 Comments

1. Thanks to a kind friend who ended up with two ARCs and sent one of them to me, I'm giving away a signed ARC of Black Hole Sun on Goodreads. There are only 5 days left to enter. Here's a link to the contest: 2. Summer has settled in for a long, hot July in which I find

1 07, 2010

2010 ALAN Workshop Authors

By | 2010-07-01T15:45:16+00:00 July 1st, 2010|Inklings|1 Comment

If you're attending the ALAN Workshop at NCTE in Orlando--or just considering attending the workshop--you may be interested in the list of authors who will be participating in the Greatest YA Show on Earth: Session: AL.01 - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm 11/22/2010 Format: Day-Long Workshop Room: Unassigned Topic: Literature Level(s): General (proposals of interest at all instructional levels) Title: