Cybils Finalists Announced

A hearty thank you to the judges and congratulations to all the authors and illustrators with a book on the 2006 Cybils short lists. Read Cynsations interviews with finalists Matthew Holm, Cynthia Kadohata, Nancy Werlin, Melanie Watt, Lola M. Schaefer, and Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long.

More News & Links

Future Tense: a look at career and reading by David Lubar. Thanks, David, for all of your enthusiasm! Read a Cynsations interview with David.

PlanetEsme Picks: A 2006 Index from Esme Raji Codell at the The PlanetEsme Plan. Read a Cynsations interview with Esme.

Thanks to Gina Ritter for passing on my recommended school visits and promotion links for writers. Thanks also to LJ subscribers shellybecker, tamarak, d_michiko_f, lizgallagher, lstolarz, thunderchiken, jbknowles, juliadurango, and slayground for cheering my second YA gothic fantasy sale to Candlewick.