February 5th, 2009

A Pocket Full of Murder

My life in tweets

  • 08:27 @tree_and_leaf "No frogs, no elderberries" is absolutely BRILLIANT. I must have it on a t-shirt!
  • 08:29 @lizbee Sigrid Thornton?!!! AWESOME.
  • 11:18 @lauram68 Yes, you should read them: I loved EIGHTH GRADE BITES and am looking forward to reading the rest -- and I don't like vampires!
  • 11:20 @Melwyk I think I saw you at the desk when I came in to the SPL about 30 minutes ago. Would have said hi, but there was this 5% doubt...
  • 11:52 Reading VOLUNTARY MADNESS by Norah Vincent. Good so far -- but so sad.
  • 11:54 @Melwyk Good, I'm glad it's not just me who has chronic inability to keep people's faces straight in my head! But no, I didn't notice. :)
  • 11:55 @lauram68 Vampires bore me. Not scared of blood or losing it, don't find them sexy, so... yawn. Need more to the story to interest me.
  • 12:48 Want to read: Thirteenth Child by Patricia Wrede - tinyurl.com/d39j7h
  • 12:58 @LizB Tween: A 10-12 yo reader who's interested in some of the elements of YA without being quite ready for the heavier, edgy stuff.
  • 13:42 This episode of EUREKA! is totally me. No, really: tinyurl.com/d7z2tv (just ffwd to 1:26 to skip intro).
  • 13:46 @dpeterfreund When you figure that out, please let me know! "For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out."
  • 18:50 Walked half a block to get the mail and my nostrils froze. WINTER PLS TO BE OVER NAO KTHX.
  • 18:50 Also, VOLUNTARY MADNESS was excellent. In fact, I could swear Norah Vincent wrote this book just to help me with my research.
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INTERVIEW: Stacey Jay, author of YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME (Razorbill, Jan. 22)

I'm happy to announce that over the course of this coming year I'll be participating in the Moveable Feast of Awesome, a.k.a. the 2009 Debs' Blog Tour! Every week or so I'll post an interview with one of my fellow debut2009 authors as their books hit the shelves, so you can find out more about them and their writing.

And my first interviewee is the lovely and multitalented Stacey Jay! Her YA paranormal novel You Are So Undead To Me has been out since January 22nd, and it's published in the US by Razorbill Books. Here's a little bit about the book:

Megan Berry's social life is so dead. Literally. Fifteen-year-old Megan Berry is a Zombie Settler by birth, which means she's part-time shrink to a bunch of dead people. All Megan wants is to be normal--and go to homecoming. But someone in school is using black magic to turn average, angsty Undead into flesh-eating Zombies, and it's looking like homecoming will turn out to be a very different kind of party--the bloody kind.

Stacey Jay describes herself as a workaholic with three pen names, four kids, and a decidedly macabre sense of humor. She loves zombies, creepies, crawlies, blood, guts, gore, and of course, romance.

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Congratulations on your debut, Stacey, and thanks for telling us a little more about yourself and your book! The next Debs interview will be with Jenny Moss on Feb. 15, when I'll be talking to her about her MG historical novel Winnie's War.
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Now this is the kind of camping I can get behind

Here's something for my fellow authors and other bookish folk: BookCamp Toronto, a proposed unconference (meaning it's free, no-frills, and anyone can get involved) dealing with the future of books, writing, publishing, and the book business in the digital age. It's being held in a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Toronto, and so far the tentative registration list includes publishers, editors, authors, librarians, teachers...

I'm contemplating the possibility of taking part in some way (hey, it's free and it's reasonably close, what's not to like?). Anyone else interested? *looks pointedly at the other members of Y-Eh*
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My life in tweets

  • 11:26 Wondering why everything takes 2x as long as I anticipated. Was hoping to get some good writing done today but the AM's already gone.
  • 13:59 I can has my first fan art! tinyurl.com/cg53tj
  • 14:02 Interview with 2009 debut YA author Stacey Jay (YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME): tinyurl.com/dn78cl
  • 15:29 RT @BookNet_Canada: BookCamp Toronto date location set: June 6th, 2009 at MaRS Centre. Self-organize here: bookcampto.pbwiki.com
  • 21:39 Got my editorial revisions on book two at last. Some nice encouragement, but still, a whole lot of work to do. *meebles faintly*