THIS WEEK IN WRITING
Kate Messner has organized a KidLit Cares for Oklahoma donation and book giveaway. Donations will go to the Red Cross and help survivors of this week's terrible tornado.
Author and psychologist Sarah Fine discusses different types of trauma and its psychological aftereffects.
Solange and The Lonely Island want you to know all about the semicolon...in song form.
How neat! A timeline of Judy Blume's writing career.
Carrie Mesrobian and Andrew Karre share thoughts on writing about sex in YA literature.
I'm putting this under writing, since who better to appreciate beautiful latte art, than writers?
THIS WEEK IN READING
The 2013 YALLfest lineup of authors has been announced! Hint: Our girl Veronica Roth will be there among many other fabulous authors!
Goodreads announced that they are creating a YA themed newsletter. Sign up and find out the YA haps.
Buzzfeed's got a list of books you need to read in your twenties, you new adult, you!
May is National Foster Care Month. YA Reading List has some great reading suggestions.
Stacked has got a list of May Debut YA novels.
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING
Author Evan Roskos has a great post on debut authors preparing for their first book readings.
"Kindle Worlds" is happening, AKA you can publish licensed fan fiction with Amazon. John Scalzi gives his impressions. Malinda Lo weighs in, as well.
This really has nothing to do with publishing, except for the fact that Jillian is a literary agent. And also a tiger cub!
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
Jezebel breaks down why the notion of female "purity" is some real BS (warning: language)
In the wake of another one of The Onion's classy jokes about a black female, T.F. Charlton discusses the divide of racism and humor in feminism.
The Class of 1963 finally gets its prom....fifty years later!
Yahoo! bought tumblr.
14-year-old Gianna Chien's science fair project suggests that the iPad 2 may potentially cause heart disruptions.
THIS WEEK IN CONTESTS
There's still time to enter to win one of sixty copies of CHARM & STRANGE (written by yours truly!) on Goodreads.
Jess of Reading on the F Train is giving away a signed copy of Alexandra Bracken's THE DARKEST MINDS, along with a tote bag that has the characters' names on it!
Editor Cassandra is having a spring giveaway of an edit of a MG or YA novel 100k words or less.
Rich in Color is giving away a signed copy of Sarah Ockler's BOOK OF BROKEN HEARTS.
Author Zoe Marriott is having a huge final giveaway for THE NIGHT ITSELF. You can win an ARC plus tons of gorgeous swag!
THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM
Is this a gif? A jif? Or something too cute for words?
Have a good weekend! Kate Hart will be back next week!