Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 NYC Teen Author Festival

If you're in or near NYC...

This week is the NYC Teen Author Festival!

It runs from March 26th to April 1st, includes tons of panels and readings, and culminates in a massive multi-author book signing at Books of Wonder. You can see the full schedule here.

I'll be participating in two of the events:

Wednesday, March 28th
42nd St NYPL*, Bergen Forum, 6-8pm

Things Fall Apart: World Building and World Destroying in YA

Chris Shoemaker (moderator)
Anna Carey
Sarah Beth Durst
Anne Heltzel
Jeff Hirsch
Andy Marino
Lauren McLaughlin
Lissa Price
Jon Skovron

* Yes, the one with the lions! I love those lions.

Sunday, April 1st
Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th Street, 1-4pm

Our No-Foolin' Mega-Signing at Books of Wonder

Sixty-five authors will be signing in shifts throughout the afternoon. My shift is from 1-1:45pm and includes the following fabulous authors:

Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Every Other Day, Egmont)
Matt Blackstone (A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie, FSG)
Caroline Bock (LIE, St. Martin’s)
Jen Calonita (Belles, Little Brown)
Anna Carey (Eve, Harper)
Susane Colasanti (So Much Closer, Penguin)
Andrea Cremer (Bloodrose, Penguin)
Gina Damico (Croak, HMH)
Emily Danforth (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Harper)
Jocelyn Davies (A Beautiful Dark, Harper)
Sarah Beth Durst (Drink, Slay, Love, S&S)
Elizabeth Eulberg (Take a Bow, Scholastic)
Gayle Forman (Where She Went, Penguin)
Natasha Friend (For Keeps, Penguin)
Kim Harrington (Perception, Scholastic)
Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers, Little Brown)
Daisy Whitney (The Rivals, Little Brown)

All of this is organized by the incredible David Levithan.

I'm really, really excited for these events. If you're in the area, I hope you'll come!

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Sunday, March 04, 2012


I have been keeping a secret...

*tip-toes, looks furtive*

Not about the portal to other worlds in my basement. Everyone knows about that. But a better secret... books!

I sold two new books!!!

Excuse me while I add a few more exclamation points to that.

TWO NEW BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the announcement in Publishers Marketplace:

Children's: Young Adult
Sarah Beth Durst's SWEET NOTHINGS, about a teen in the paranormal witness protection program, who, haunted by dreams of carnival tents and tarot cards, must remember her past and why she has strange abilities before a magic-wielding serial killer hunts her down, to Emily Easton at Walker Children's, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger (world).

SWEET NOTHINGS will be published in fall 2013, followed by a second TBD book in fall 2014. (Both of these follow VESSEL, of course, which comes out in fall 2012.) I am, as you might imagine, over-the-moon excited about this, and I hope you'll join me in performing the traditional Snoopy dance of joy!!!

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