8/3/09 12:57 pm - Update Monday
It's blazing hot here in Texas. Humid too. We all hide in our air-conditioned spaces and only dare do out in the early morning or evening. Otherwise it's the mad dash from air-conditioned space to air-conditioned space. My husband and daughter are in London right now, meeting up with cousins and touring Buckingham palace today. I'm very jealous. But later in the month we are all going to San Francisco, where - hooray - it will be cooler! We used to live near SF for five years. We love the city.
Vintage pear pins I've been collecting from Ebay in honor of The Stolen One
A wonderful review of The Stolen One came out yesterday in School Library Journal. They said the Stolen One is "riveting," my writing is "sophisticated," readers "will not be able to put the book down" and I did a "terrific job of integrating historical detail." Can't get much better than that. Here's the link:
Also, in the same August issue, I'm proud to report, is an article I wrote for School Library Journal, called The Voices of Autism. I worked really hard on this article, reading ten books who had characters with autism and then ultimately choosing five to focus on. I interviewed Cynthia Lord, Kathyrn Erksine, Francisco X. Stork, Blaze Ginsberg, Nora Baskin Raleigh. I especially enjoyed talking to Blaze, who is on the autism spectrum about his book, "Episodes" which comes out in September. Here is the link to the article:
In other news:
Harper has a reading guide out for The Stolen One. I love it!
Emily's Reading Room has a review up of TSO:
As does The Hathor Legacy:
Carrie' YA Bookshelf has The Stolen One in her mailbox:
Very rare Vintage pin of Queen Elizabeth. Hope to wear this to some book events
And congrats to The Book Gobbler who won my contest on Myspace for a signed book and a B & N gift certificate. I let my eight year old son pick the winner.