This week, I’m the guest commentator on Michelle Zink’s very cool Open Mic feature. Michelle is the author of PROPHECY OF THE SISTERS. She invites writers to submit up to 300 words of a work-in-progress each week. Everyone is invited to comment.
Come check it out here.
We’ve all been devastated by the stories and images coming out of Haiti, wondering how to help. My son’s class held a bake sale that raised $627 dollars for Doctors Without Borders. Which was great!
And now the Awesome 2009 Debutantes (including moi) have joined a larger effort called Helping Haiti Heal, a live fundraising webcast.
Writers from J.K. Rowling all the way down to lowly have donated books and other fun things for an auction. Have a look at all the goodies. And bid, bid, bid Bids will be accepted through January 30th.
Shop for the greater good!
Last month a mob of Deb authors (including me) stormed Petaluma High School. I loved this picture snapped by J.A. Yang, author of EXCLUSIVELY CHLOE.
Me, Cheryl Renee-Herbsman, Sarah Quigley, and Malinda Lo
We look like we’re up to no good, don’t you think? Except we’re smiling. The teens at Petaluma rock, btw. One teen writer uses Greek roots to name her characters.
I have a confession. Sometimes I cruise library websites to see if my book is checked out. and then I try to imagine the person who is reading it. For me, a trip to the library is like going to a candy store. Or even better–Harrods in London. I always come home feeling richer and full of anticipation.
And now I know someone who checked out my book from her library in Indianapolis–the incomparable 2009 Debutante Saundra Mitchell. And she sent me a pic!
If you haven’t read Saundra’s book yet, you’re in for a treat. SHADOWED SUMMER is a delicious ghost story with romance, friendship, and family secrets rolled into one. If your local library doesn’t have it, be sure to request it.