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Field Trip Friday: June 20, 2014



Our brilliant Kate Hart is on the road again this week, leaving us to wrangle the round up. Here goes nothing!

THIS WEEK IN WRITING

Well, if Stephen King puts out a book with the same title as a book you've already published, life can get weird (in a fun way).

Sad news. Author Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon) passed away this week.

You have an offer of representation from an agent? That's wonderful! Isn't it???? Agent Jennifer Laughran breaks down the etiquette of how to handle a range of scenarios.

Yippee! Sara Zarr's podcast, This Creative Life, has returned!

Author Corinne Duyvis discusses her writing process and the diversity in her debut novel, Otherbound.

The L.A. Times looks at how some adult authors have made the transition to writing young adult novels.

THIS WEEK IN READING

Female characters and "Trinity Syndrome."

Join the YA Buccaneers as they embark on their nifty Summer Reading Challenge.

Rush Limbaugh attacks diversity-focused bookstore Teaching for Change as "racist" for not carrying his books and choosing to highlight authors and characters of color.  

Martin Scorsese has made a documentary about the New York Review of Books.

Jamie Morrow has created a fun YA-themed instagram challenge for the month of July. Get in on it!

THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

Author Katey Schulz breaks down the cost and value of paying for her own book tour.

Author Tony Horwitz discusses his experience with digitally publishing one of his books.

Sad and seemingly sudden: Publisher Angry Robot shuts down it's YA and crime imprints (Strange Chemistry and Exhibit A). Our thoughts are with all authors who've been affected.

An in-depth look at Dutton editor Julie Strauss-Gabel and the amazing list of books she's edited.


THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

It seems having a daughter is a factor in whether or not a judge will rule in support of women's rights.

ORAM has a new web portal to assist LGBTI refugees.

Gwen Moran looks at women and unnecessary apologies.

US Patent Office cancels the trademark for the Washington Redskins.

Legendary jazz pianist Horace Silver died this week.

THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM

Bald Animals (via Kirsten).

Stockton, CA. Home to Pavement, the Ports, Tigers Yogurt, and...Jeremy Meeks, the world's hottest felon?

The adorable rainbow cake that broke the comment section.

Thank you, Mr. Silver. 


Have a great weekend!

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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1 comments:

  1. Thanks for mentioning the YA Buccaneers Summer Reading Challenge! :)

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