- Christie’s is auctioning the only known pair of Singing Bird Pistols from 1820. The pistols are gorgeous and would look fantastic on my steampunk costume. Whoops, too bad I don’t have $5 million dollars. Still, they are beautiful.
Books and Writing and Publishing – Oh my!
- More pictures of Peeta and Gale in the new Hunger Games movie. Argh, Gale looks like he’s in his 30s. TERRIBLE actor. I am liking Peeta though. I approve.
- Pimp My Novel covers Borders closings and what this means for books.
- Author Roni Loren talks about avoiding author intrusion in your writing.
- Agent Rachelle Gardner talks communication and how to do it.
- John Green’s new book “The Fault in Our Stars” release date has been moved up to January (holy horses!) and if you preorder you’ll get a signed copy because John Green has gone crazy and has decided he’s signing all 150,000 books of the first printing. Go him! Also, there is a tumblr for fan made book covers of The Fault in Our Stars.” Many are quite beautiful.
All Things YA
- Author Anna Staniszewski talks about the stigma of writing for teens.
- The Guardian has a list of the top 10 scariest books for teens. I haven’t read them all, but the few I have I totally agree with. I think The Marbury Lens got hosed though.
- Kate Hart has an amazing amazing amazing pictograph of the YA Cover Color Wheel. Genius!
- GalleyCat has done its homework and collected a huge list of writers on Google+.
- Which reminds me, I’m on Google+ too! Friend me friend me! Let’s makes circles together
- Beth Revis advises us all to chill the f-bomb out about social media. I kind of agree, but also disagree. Remember the authors I wanted to tell you all about but couldn’t find hide nor hair of on the internet? That’s no good, either.
- Dystopian Divas is giving away a signed copy of Andrew Smith’s The Marbury Lens. Holy horses guys, if you haven’t had the absolute creeptastic pleasure of reading The Marbury Lens, you are so missing out. Go win the book so you can be thoroughly creeped out too!
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