The Center Will Hold, Dammit

It’s possible that I have not entirely recovered from BEA. Maybe it’ll help if I share some of the goodness with you: I got to spend a quiet minute with Suzanne Collins. I treasure that minute. She is definitely a kindred spirit. I had a lovely time answering questions and signing books at Books of… Read more »

A Short Post. Sort of.

Graceling is a finalist for the 2009 SIBA Book Awards in the YA category, along with Sarah Dessen’s Lock & Key and Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey. It is so nice to be honored by people you admire (indie booksellers!). Thank you so much to the Southern Independent Booksellers… Read more »

Some Publishing Wisdom from Anne Lamott

Graceling has hit the children’s bestseller list in Italy. Somewhere in a Sicilian graveyard, the spirits of my great-great grandparents are dancing. I think there might be a few people dancing in South Jersey, as well :o) The Nebula Awards were announced this weekend, and the winner of the Andre Norton Award (for which Graceling… Read more »


Spanish cover —> click to enlarge —> Hi everyone! What’s going on with you these days? Ready to hear my 4 for the win? 1. TWO OF THE WORLD’S BEST PUBLISNOODS So, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may recall my snood-ish battle cries, such as, OUT, DAMN SNOOD! and SNOOD,… Read more »

Fabulous News and a Pretty Picture

Hi all! The news: Graceling is a finalist for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy (the SFWA’s award for YA given concurrently with the Nebulas). Its fellow finalists are Lamplighter, by D.M. Cornish; Savvy, by Ingrid Law; The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary E. Pearson; and, with the best… Read more »

Explaining Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue, prequels, sequels, companion books, and all the others ways I’m confusing people :o)

Starting with newsy bits of newsy news: Graceling is on the 2009 Amelia Bloomer List (Recommended Feminist Literature for Birth through 18). What an awesome list to be on. Thank you! It’s also on the Locus Magazine 2008 Recommended Reading List, in the First Novels category. In case you’re interested, the February issue of the… Read more »