Cynsational News, Links, and Signing

Austinites, please mark your calendars! I’ll be doing a table signing of Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007) at 2 p.m. March 17 at Barnes & Noble Round Rock. Stop by and say hi!

More News & Links

Check out Theo Black‘s revamp of author Laurie Halse Anderson’s site. Laurie’s upcoming title is Twisted (Viking, March 2007).

Congratulations to Chris Barton on the sale of his second book!

Congratulations to David Lubar on the launch of True Talents (Starscape, 2007)–much more on this to come! Read a Cynsations interview with David.

“A Conversation with a Bookstore Buyer.” Andrew Karre of Flux interviews Jennifer Laughran of Books, Inc. in San Francisco and its Not Your Mother’s Book Club. Read a Cynsations interview with Andrew.

Debut middle grade or YA novel scheduled for 2008? Check out the newly forming Class of 2k8! Learn more at Jody Feldman’s LJ.

Thanks to carriejones for blogging about my picture book Jingle Dancer, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu being named to Best Multicultural Books for Early Childhood Educators in the most current issue of Montessori Life.

“To Blog or Not to Blog” by Sue Corbett from Publishers Weekly. Quotes on the subject from Sarah Dessen, Ann Brashares, Stephenie Meyer, Libba Bray, Meg Cabot, John Green, and me–Cynthia Leitich Smith.