Friday, September 2, 2011

16 Best Articles This Week for Writers 9/2/11

UPDATE: Just heard about Karen Harrington's book deal. Congrats, Karen! WOOT!

Karen Harrington's SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY, a coming-of-age story in which a precicious 12-year-old writes letters to Atticus Finch for help understanding her mentally ill mother, her first real crush, and life in her small Texas town, all in the course of one momentous summer, to Alvina Ling and Bethany Strout at Little, Brown for publication in Spring 2013, by Julia Kenny at Markson Thoma (World.)

And now back to our original post :D

I've been clearing out the bookshelf a little this week, and along with that, we had a lovely giveaway from Cinda Williams Chima. Which means, I have a couple of winners to announce, and a couple of amazing ARCs to give away.


WINNERS:

Cinda Williams Chima's THE GRAY WOLF THRONE (A Seven Realms Novel) goes to: Vivien

Kelly Keaton's DARKNESS BECOMES HER goes to: Melissa at Mel's Books & Info

NEW ARC GIVEAWAY

Both these books are so good, I'm torn. I want to keep them, but at the same time, I want to spread the word about them. I'll pick two winners at random from those who comment on Today's post by next Wednesday, 9/7/11. (Sorry, U.S. and Canadian residents only!)
Han Nolan's PREGNANT PAUSE
A thought-provoking and courageous new novel by National Book Award winner Han Nolan. 

Nobody gets away with telling Eleanor Crowe what to do. But as a pregnant sixteenyear-old, her options are limited: move to Kenya with her missionary parents or marry the baby’s father and work at his family’s summer camp for overweight kids. Despite her initial reluctance to help out, Elly is surprised that she actually enjoys working with the campers. But a tragedy on the very day her baby is born starts a series of events that overwhelms Elly with unexpected emotions and difficult choices. Somehow, she must turn her usual obstinance in a direction that can ensure a future for herself—and for the new life she has created.

Stephen Emond's WINTERTOWN
Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off. Garden State meets Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in this funny and poignant illustrated novel about opposites who fall in love.




This Week's Round-Up

After the Sale
Book Reviews
Congrats!
Contests
Craft of Writing
Inspiration
Issues, News, and Trends
Just for Smiles
Self-editing
Social Media
To Market
And don't forget to comment by 9/7 for a chance to win the ARCs!

After the Sale
Book Reviews
Congrats!
Contests
Craft of Writing
Inspiration
Issues, News, and Trends
Just for Smiles
Self-editing
Social Media
To Market

16 comments:

  1. Congrats to the winners, especially Vivian. I can't wait to read Cinda's book.

    Thanks for linking Literary Rambles this week and sharing all these awesome links.

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  2. What a fantastic list of links!! Thank you. The giveaway is pretty great, too. Enjoy your long weekend. ;D

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  3. Thanks for the link to "Writing Distinct Character Voices"! It's a good thing I decided to watch this blog just a few days ago since I probably wouldn't have caught that.

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  4. I'm so excited to get my hands on Wintertown. Ever since I saw the cover - it's just brilliant!

    Congrats to the winners and thanks for the links :-)

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  5. Han Nolan's book sounds fascinating!

    What an amazing collection of links. Must spend more time with it.

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  6. Good thing it's a 3-day weekend so I can dive into all the great articles!

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  7. Super huge congratulations to Karen Harrington. That's amazing!

    Thanks Martina & Marissa for the great list of links, and thanks for the mention. Have a great weekend!

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  8. Huge thank you for including VMFA grad JoAnn Early Macken's article on "How Food can Fortify Your Fantasy"!

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  9. Hehe, loved that Twitter "just for smiles" link where they replaced a word from a title of a book with the word "bacon." Very amusing.

    And congrats to Karen!!!! Way to go!

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  10. Thanks again! And congrats to Karen!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  11. Whoa, it's going to take a while to get through all those links! And thanks for the giveaway!
    erica

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  12. Oh my goodness, I want to read Wintertown so badly! I'd love to read either of those books, actually.

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  13. I hadn't heard of either of these books before your post, but thanks for the heads up. They both look great!

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  14. Ooh, so many links! And so helpful as well! (extemter at hotmail dot com)

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  15. Love the links and the heads up about two more great books.

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