Cynsational News & Links

My upcoming gothic fantasy novel, Tantalize (Candlewick), has been moved up from an anticipated August 2007 to an anticipated March 2007 release date. I’ll keep Cynsational readers posted as news develops.

Congratulations to Janee Trasler at Art & Soul on the sale of two books–Ghost Eats It All (2006) and Ghost Gets Dressed (2007) to Little Brown!

Take a sneak peek at the action-packed cover art for Linda Sue Park’s upcoming Archer’s Quest (Clarion, 2006)(see the March 1 LJ post). The illustrator is Greg Call–wowza!

ALA BBYA 2007 Nominees — Updated March 1, 2006: highlights include: Firebirds Rising edited by Sharyn November (Firebird, 2006); Freaks! Alive on the Inside by Annette Curtis Klause (McElderry, 2006)(author interview); and A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone (Random House/Wendy Lamb, 2006)(author interview).

2006 Books from Michigan Children’s Authors and Illustrators from Michigan SCBWI. Highlights new titles from such luminaries as Janie Bynum (author-illustrator interview), Lisa Wheeler (author interview), and Hope Vestergaard (author interview). I wish every SCBWI chapter offered a page on their website like this; consider that today’s hint to the universe. By the way, I lived in Ann Arbor when I was a student at The University of Michigan Law School.

Gallery: Raul Colón from Papertigers. Raul is the illustrator of Tomás and the Library Lady (1997) and Doña Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart (2005)(recommendation), both written by Pat Mora and published by Knopf. Take a look at eight wonderful illustrations from Tomás and the Library Lady.

Interview with Milly Lee by Marjorie Coughlan from Papertigers. Milly is a former school librarian and the author of Nim and the War Effort (FSG, 2002), Earthquake (FSG, 2001), and Landed (FSG, 2006). All three titles are illustrated by Yangsook Choi.

The Power of Reading Children’s Books about Libraries and Librarians: a bibliography by Minjie Chen from Papertigers.

Young Adult Fantasy Author Cinda Williams Chima: author site features links and resources for authors, biography, novel excerpts, reviews, events and appearances; Chima’s books include The Warrior Heir (Hyperion, 2006)(PDF excerpt), The Wizard Heir (Hyperion, 2007).