Friday, June 8, 2012
It's a Birthday Wrap--with a $25 gift card...
It was a quieter week than anticipated--and I'm blaming BEA, at least in the Don's hearing. Everybody seemed to be at the Javits Center in New York, sweeping up ARCs or plotting to marry John Green. (The Don says that we're to have a booth there next year, to which I say "hold onto your violins.")
Fortunately for me, Luca's brazen plan to take over the blog was thwarted by Leslie Pugh, Jeff Chen, and Julie DeGuia, whom I now promise to protect for evermore from vendetta. And Random.org, in her dispassionate way, has decreed that Julie DeGuia is the winner of HEART OF A SHEPHERD. So Julie'll have something to read while in the safehouse!!
Now that's out of the way, let's jump to the Grand Prize. Anybody who commented during the week (including today) is in the running for a $25 gift card to an indie book store of your choice.
In finale, let me just say that interacting with all you good folks has made my life richer in invaluable ways. Thanks for the middle grade love (and for putting up with my wacky sense of humor.)
(P.s. It's a busy blogging day for me. I'm interviewing New Zealand writer Susan Brocker on Project Mayhem, and highlighting Writing Tips from Pixar on The Year of Writing Dangerously. Have a shufti, if you have time.)