Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tightest titles for teens? Tune in to Teens' Top Ten

OK, that was a cheesy subject line. What I mean to convey is that voting is going on for the Teens' Top Ten on the YALSA site of the American Library Association, and Impossible is among the 25 nominees.

The voting is open (to teens only) until September 18. So if you fit that description, head on over and say your say.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My best-sellin' baby

Hey, guess what? Nancy has arrived on a best-seller list!

Impossible shows up at number seven in children's general interest on the IndieBound children's bestseller list, as seen on the Christian Science Monitor site. This list is generated using reports from independent booksellers nationwide.

How cool is that? "Quite" is my answer. I just love seeing her nestled there amongst the Gaimans and the Dessens and the Rowlings of the world...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nancy as guest blogger

Nancy did a turn as guest blogger for the August 15th edition of Moonlight, Lace & Mayhem. In it, she talks a little bit about Impossible, and more about writing for the young adult audience generally.

One hopes that Nancy's toe-dip into blogging doesn't affect one's job security, though frankly, one doubts it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Impossible is out in paperback!

Today's the day that booksellers all over the country can sell the paperback version of Impossible. I've got to check out some stores. Excuse me while I gush (again), but I have a pretty cool wife...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Impossible paperback arrives on Tuesday!

Impossible hits the stores in paperback this coming Tuesday, August 11.
It hits the big bookstore chains and it hits the indies. It pops up in supermarkets (e.g. Krogers), it finds it way to department stores (e.g. Target), and it even lands in airports (Hudson News). I actually want to drive around and see it in each and every one of these places.
But you really only need to find it in the one nearest you...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Looking for love in all the right pages

Caveat emptor -- an article in MSN entitled 8 Ways to Use Books to Flirt is yet another cheesy-fluffy bit of nonsense that probably does human relationships more harm than good.

But you have to kinda like the premise, no? And you're reading anyway, right?

It didn't mention a really good way to use books to flirt -- write one! When Nancy and I were just starting to date, and I expressed an interest in her work, she handed me Double Helix (presumably figuring that it was one of the more guy-ish of her books). Worked like a charm, and the rest is history...

Rules is a great story

The American Library Association runs a Great Stories CLUB, a program that works to support troubled teens through the reading of books that might have relevance to their lives. It gets a good deal of backing (and concomitant validation as a worthwhile undertaking) from Oprah's Angel Network.

The Rules of Survival is one such book, and it has been selected as a featured title for the program in 2010. If you've read it, you're nodding your head right now.