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...
...and Jane Friedman thinks it’s okay for writers to be distracted, sometimes…
Sarah Brees Rennan discusses self-confidence, girls, and writing self-confident girls.
THIS WEEK IN READING
Flavorwire explores what your favorite kids book might say about you now.
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
Author Erin Lange has a great compilation of quotes from SCBWI!
Jennifer Laughran writes about book tours and how to survive them.
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!
Katy Upperman is giving away an ARC of THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER.
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!