BookCon Continues to Dazzle (or Not)

Well, the BookCon controversy continues. Last month, I wrote about the sudden switch from BEA’s Power Reader Day to BookCon (which didn’t pass the smell test for many, many people who had purchased tickets to Power Reader Day). Since that time, the organizers haven’t done themselves any favors. In addition to an awful lot of […]

Spring Has Sprung (and So Has a Sale)

Yesterday was an exciting day! The Rosemont College Book Festival kicked off in the morning, and I was there to sign copies of THE TRAJECTORY OF DREAMS. We’ve had such a brutal winter in Philadelphia, but yesterday was gorgeous–warm and sunny (until about half an hour before the end of the festival, but that barely […]

Out of the Haze, It Oozes

So there I was this morning, running down the street. My lungs burned. In the distance, a bright yellow fog hung in the air, almost seeming to rise from the macadam. People staggered out of the cloud, coughing and sputtering, skin glowing bright canary. It sounds like a haz-mat situation, or maybe the beginning of […]

#LV14 Getting to Know You

So I’m serving as a judge for this year’s Like a Virgin pitch contest. If you’ve not heard of it, unagented young adult and new adult writers with a manuscript that’s never been entered in a pitch contest nab fifty available spots in the competition. Judges choose ten finalists to move forward to round 2 […]

BEA to BookCon: What’s the Difference?

Discontent is brewing, and for once it has nothing to do with the constant snow. For those of us who love books and/or are involved in the publishing industry in some way, BookExpoAmerica (BEA) is the mothership. It’s a place for discovery–booksellers, librarians, and book bloggers get to find out what titles are forthcoming; and […]

Of Book Giveaways and Low Down, Dirty Blues

Hundreds (thousands?) will enter, only five will win. Books! I’m talking about books! To celebrate the one-year bookiversary of THE TRAJECTORY OF DREAMS, there are five autographed copies of the novel up for grabs at Free Book Friday. If you haven’t had a chance to get a copy of TRAJECTORY yet, do head over and […]

All About the Scary

One of the very awesome things about going to BEA is the advanced copies of books. I picked up Alan Weisman’s newest, Countdown, there. Countdown won’t be out until next month, so I scrambled to finish it this month. Let me just say: wow. I have all sorts of feelings about this book, some of […]

Doing my thing in #Doylestown tomorrow!

The end of my busy book event period is ending tomorrow. Want to be part of the last signing? Swing by The Doylestown Bookshop in Doylestown, PA on Saturday, June 8 at 2pm. I’ll be doing a reading from The Trajectory of Dreams, using something writer Beth Hull suggested to me–reading roulette. You pick a […]