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Field Trip Friday: August 12


Field Trip Friday
Our weekly trip around the field of YA with stops at the most helpful, interesting or otherwise entertaining news.
Note: The brilliant and delightful Kate Hart is out of town this week, leaving me in charge of our roundup. Cue the flop sweat. I am so not worthy, but here goes!
THIS WEEK IN WRITING
The nerves! The angst! The emotions! It’s…your friend’s book release day. Agent Holly Root dives into the moment.
The intern has some ideas for books on the craft of, er, writing?
Author Claire Legrand offers some advice on keeping the writerly crazies at bay...
THIS WEEK IN READING

Uh oh. Readers picked NPR’s list of top sci-fi and fantasy books, but looking at the comments, you can't please everybody! Who voted anyway?
Sarah Crown continues the discussion on being a writer and a book reviewer.
Fans are saddened by the discontinuation of Rick Yancey's Monstrumologist series.
Back of the Book Reviews is hosting a month-long read-a-thon in September!
THIS WEEK IN GETTING PUBLISHED

Rachelle Gardner looks at some questionable agenting practices and red flags.
Ginger Clark’s breakdown of what's giving her a contract headache.
Author Lisa Schroeder says don't break the bank promoting your book.
THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS
Check out these great giveaways and contests!
Book blogger Dot Hutchinson is giving away an ARC of Lauren Oliver’s LIESL AND PO.
Esther’s Ever After is having an international giveaway of Mary Ting’s CROSSROADS.
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
This week 10-year-old Braydon Nichols touched hearts worldwide with his desire to honor his father who died last weekend in the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan. We won’t forget him, Braydon. Or you.
Correlation does not equal causation, but new research questions the psychological consequences of social media.
Dalton Ghetti's miniature pencil tip art is stunning!
THIS WEEK IN RANDOM
What time is it? Big Ben knows....
And here to put the "excessive" back in "excessive celebration" is Icelandic soccer team, Stjarnan F.C. They get an A+ for effort.
What can I say? This is a video of fishing bloopers. WHAT’S FUNNIER THAN FISHING BLOOPERS???
Okay, phew! I did it. I got through FTF (barely!). Thanks for stopping by. Amazing Kate will be back next week!
Stephanie Kuehn

Stephanie is the William C. Morris award-winning author of Charm & Strange, Complicit, Delicate Monsters, and The Smaller Evil.

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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for filling in, Steph! And excellent choices in the random. True story: One time our family went on our spring fishing trip and nothing was biting the whole week. My uncle narrated the entire trip in pretend letters to Bill Dance. #mylife #Iknowright

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  2. Great Job Steph! You rocked the FTF!

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  3. Thanks guys. And Kate, that is hysterical.

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  4. Thank you so much for spreading the word about The Monstrumologist story! You are made of win.

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  5. Awesome round-up! You did a great job. :)

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  6. Good job! I managed to watch the fishing blooper one until he stepped on the lure. Yeeowch

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  7. Stephanie: thank you for sharing the story!
    Linda: Aw, thanks.
    Angelica: yeah, that looked bad. He sure has a lot of accidents!

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  8. Awesome job, Steph! The Big Ben twitter is making me laugh a lot more than is probably warranted.

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  9. thanks for the link love!

    and all around - good links this week. great first FTF! :D

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