In my short story, The Engine Driver, the characters hear music in their head in an effort to control their emotions. It’s like an iPod permanently implanted in your brain, with a government controlled playlist and the ability to pause (briefly) by pressing your fingers together. The concept came to me as a “What if…?”…
Last night, I came home from the TOC conference extremely inspired and so I thought I would share something that I had been working on over Christmas vacation. I’ve embedded the powerpoint presentation here, and I would love to hear your thoughts on it.
PS – I hope the fact that I’m a Powerpoint and Slideshare neophyte doesn’t detract too much from the ideas in the presentation. That said, after being uploaded the show runs fast, so feel free to hit pause in order to read!
January 10, 2012
July 30, 2011
Where in the United States do writers come from? Publishers Weekly released an article on this topic, covering the states most devoid of commonly known authors, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as those where famous authors have been more prominent– states in the Midwest and Northeast. During Banned Books Week, beginning September 24, readers can get more involved than…
July 23, 2011
Borders is officially out of business. Here is a video about the bookseller’s not-so-recent downfall, in which Howard Davidowitz places the blame on their lack of involvement in the ebook market. Some of their stores may not be shut down forever; Books a Million may buy 30 to 35 Borders stores, which will expand their largely southeastern locations to Oregon, Maine, and…
July 15, 2011
I’ve been on tour for Effie At The Wedding, which has been a ton of fun. (The guest post ideas that The Teen Book Scene has come up with are great. Even if you’re not interested in YA fiction, I’d check out the guest posts below to use as ideas for your own character guest…
July 9, 2011
Today’s Saturday is going to be a bit more jovial that normal. After all, the start of July has officially shown that the summer is passing, quickly. Doesn’t it always seem that way? Hannah Goodman, the award-winning author of Fear of Falling and My Sister’s Wedding, is starting her own online literary journal for emerging Young Adult writers. The journal, Sucker Literary…