Cynsational News & Links

Walker Books (U.K.) will be releasing my upcoming gothic fantasy novel Tantalize in October 2008.

In addition, the U.S. publication date for Tantalize (Candlewick, 2006) has been moved up to February.

More News & Links

2006 Cybils: book awards from children’s/YA literature bloggers and blog readers. Check out the announcement, nomination information, and rules. Also check out the blogs of the Cybils team: Book Buds Kidlit Reviews; A Fuse #8 Production; Bartography; Jen Robinson’s Book Page; Wands and Worlds;; A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy; and Chicken Spaghetti.

The Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library has announced the inaugural 2006 Kansas Notable Book List. Notable books include: Airball: My Life in Briefs by L.D. Harkrader (Roaring Brook, 2005)(author interview); Deputy Harvey and the Ant Cow Caper by Brad Sneed (Dial, 2005); In the Small, Small Night by Jane Kurtz (Amistad, 2005)(author interview); and Maggie Rose and Sass by Eunice Boeve (PublishAmerica, 2005).

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the PEN Center USA’s 2006 Literary Awards, “honoring outstanding works published or produced in 2005 by writers who live west of the Mississippi River.” In children’s literature, the winner was Viola Canales, author of The Tequila Worm (Wendy Lamb Books), and the finalists were: J.B. Cheaney, author of My Friend The Enemy (Knopf)(author interview); Kerry Madden, author of Gentle’s Holler (Viking)(author interview); Graham Salisbury, author of Eyes of the Emperor (Wendy Lamb)(author interview); and Gary Soto, author of Help Wanted (Harcourt).