Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I’m pleased to announce that I have a fully signed contract for a second upper YA gothic fantasy with Candlewick Press, and I’m hard at work on the manuscript. Stay tuned for updates. Read an interview with my Candlewick editor, Deborah Wayshak.

Meanwhile, Stacy Whitman’s Grimoire chimes in on my upcoming Tantalize (Candlewick, Feb. 13, 2007): “Within a fast-paced fantasy story (it took me four hours to read–I started it at midnight and couldn’t put it down before finishing it at 4 a.m.) she [Cyn] also includes quite a few nods to classic vampire lore that the connessieur of such literature will appreciate.” Stacy also notes: “…you should read it.” Check out the whole post. Read a Cynsations interview with Stacy.

Kim at One Over-Caffeinated Mom offers an update on “the elves” sending a Santa Knows (Dutton, 2006) postcard in conjunction with her daughter’s Christmas celebration. McBookWords also offers a recommendation of the book. On behalf of myself and co-author Greg Leitich Smith, thanks so much to all who offered their enthusiasm and support!

Busy holiday? Don’t miss Cynsational publishing interviews of 2006, author/illustrator interviews of 2006, and best books of 2006. Thanks to Kat’s Eye for recommending that last link!