Donna Jo Napoli’s unlikely journey to literary success: interview by Linda M. Castellitto from BookPage. Here’s a sneak peek: “I so enjoy giving my readers something to taste and hear and feel,” Napoli says. “I pay a lot of attention to the senses.”
WOW! Talks to Tracy Grand of JacketFlap.com by Angela Mackintosh from WOW! Women on Writing. Here’s a sneak peek: “If someone emails me and says they wish I had such and such feature on the JacketFlap, and I think it will be useful and interesting to others in the industry, I typically try to find a way to incorporate it into the site.” Read a Cynsations interview with Tracy.
Uninvited by Amanda Marrone at the YA Authors Cafe. Here’s a sneak peek: “I researched vampire facts—I was always a vampire lover, but I wanted to dig deeper. I found some fun things I didn’t know—you can kill a vampire by immersing it in water, or hire a Bulgarian sorcerer to do it for you!” Read a Cynsations interview with Amanda.
“New Moon” rises in YALSA’s 2007 Teens’ Top Ten from the American Library Association.
“Submission No-nos and Yes-yeses” with Nadia Cornier: “literary Agent Nadia Cormier talks with us about how to create submissions that make an agent sit up and take notice, and how to spot common submission mistakes” 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. CST Nov. 8. To send questions, email Jan (alternate). To hear Nadia. Attend the chat at ICL.
Holiday High Notes 2007: the Horn Book Magazine reviews “the best new books of seasonal interest.”
“You are invited to Astrid Lindgren’s 100th Birthday Celebration” (PDF file) Nov. 14 at House of Sweden (2900 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.) from the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C.