Posts Tagged "bonus"

Top Shelf Tuesday BONUS: “Dear Bully” cover and updates!

April 5, 2011

I’m incredibly honored and excited to be included among the contributors for HarperTeen’s forthcoming Dear Bully anthology. I’ve just had my first peek at the cover and I love how powerful that image is. What do you think?

The book comes out this fall and proceeds are all for charity. My piece is a quick snippet, but the contributions are very varied; everyone involved has a unique point of view. I’m looking forward to seeing the final product. We got a nice mention in Glamour a while back, and we now have a Facebook page you can “like” to follow news and updates. You can also pre-order the book at Amazon. So many options for such a worthy cause!

Bottomless thanks, respect, and appreciation for editors Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall. This is an incredibly special project.

Top Shelf Tuesday BONUS: Andrew Karre on the Invention of the Teen Age

March 29, 2011

I’m hosting this brilliant dude over at the YA Contemps blog today.

If you don’t know Andrew Karre or his work yet, you should, and if you’re an author with the chance to work with him, TAKE IT.

Here’s a snippet:

…You know that “the teenager” is an invention, right? The very concept of adolescence as a stage of life is a construct under constant review by scientists, marketers, and, of course, artists. What it means to be a teenager is a moving target, and every contemporary YA novel, every book with a teenage character, is a push in one direction or another.

Swing by if you have a chance, and tell ‘em I sent ya!