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5 08, 2012

Molly Danger by Jamal Igle

By | 2012-08-05T15:04:22+00:00 August 5th, 2012|Inklings|0 Comments

I'm backing the new graphic novel, Molly Danger, by veteran artist Jamal Igle.  Molly is the world's most powerful 10 year old superhero is comic book superstar. The drawings look fresh and interesting and who doesn't love the idea of a ten year old girl superhero? Here's the info on the creator: My name is Jamal Igle and I’m a 22 year

27 07, 2012

We Are Paterno by Chris Crutcher

By | 2012-07-27T23:55:27+00:00 July 27th, 2012|Inklings|0 Comments

One of my heroes, Chris Curtcher, has posted about Penn State in a blog titled "We Are Paterno." As always, Crutcher cuts through the bullshit and brings the truth home: A teacher in a public high school in this country is looking out over a classroom that includes (conservatively) one in four girls and one in seven boys who have

24 07, 2012

YA Scavenger Hunt Authors Announced

By | 2012-07-24T13:15:07+00:00 July 24th, 2012|Inklings|0 Comments

This summer the Hunt will have two teams (RED & BLUE) of 27 authors each. I'm on the RED team, which befits my fiery personality (of course if I were on the Blue team, it would befit my cool, laid-back personality--I'm adaptable). Prizes will include ALL of the following books, plus more, and The YA Scavenger Hunt will commence on August

23 07, 2012

SHINE wins Walden Award

By | 2012-07-23T16:53:52+00:00 July 23rd, 2012|Inklings|0 Comments

SHINE by Lauren Myracle was one of my favorites of the year when it came out, so I was delighted to learn that the book has won the 2012 Walden Award, given by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN). SHINEis a powerful story, and Lauren is a delight. Truly, it can't have happened to a kinder person, and I'm

20 07, 2012

Schedule for ALAN Workshop 2012

By | 2012-07-20T23:11:51+00:00 July 20th, 2012|Inklings|0 Comments

The first draft of the 2012 ALAN Workshop has been released (authors, times, and panels are subject to additions and subtractions so check the final program on the ALAN site for updates closer to the workshop). The ALAN workshop will be held in Las Vegas November 19-20 in the MGM Grand. ALAN Workshop 2012 Monday, November 19 7:30-8:00 Registration 8:00-8:15

20 07, 2012

Top Cows’ Cyber Force Returns

By | 2012-07-20T02:10:19+00:00 July 20th, 2012|Inklings|0 Comments

I'm backing the re-issue of an old comic that started the Top cow/Image line. It's been a long time since I've seen this comic in the wild, and I'd love to see it re-done. Best of all, it's free. "Top Cow aims to be the first major US comic publisher to launch one of their biggest properties with top tier

13 07, 2012

iVerse Plans to Kick Kickstarter?

By | 2012-07-13T15:58:02+00:00 July 13th, 2012|Inklings|0 Comments

Kickstarter is my favorite crowd sourcing venture, especially for startup comics. It looks as if it's going to be facing some competition from iVerse, the company that brings us digital comics. The press release is below, but in a nutshell, it looks as if iVerse is positioning itself as a one-stop-shop for creator-owned comics. Very interesting. iVerse Media, creators of

13 07, 2012

Varian Johnson Signs with Scholastic

By | 2012-07-13T15:42:55+00:00 July 13th, 2012|Inklings|0 Comments

Writer, Texan, and all around good guy Varian Johnson has hit the big time with his debut MG novel. "Cheryl Klein at Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books imprint has bought world rights, in a pre-empt, to author Varian Johnson’s middle-grade debut, 'Jackson Greene Steals the Election.' Pitched as 'Ocean’s Eleven' for middle-schoolers, the book stars an eighth-grade reformed con artist