Archive for October, 2011

Win a signed, hardcover copy of THE INQUISITOR’S APPRENTICE!

UPDATE: The contest has closed! Thanks for entering, and the winner will be notified shortly. Come back again! With starred reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly, Chris Moriarty’s debut middle-grade novel The Inquisitor’s Apprentice is one to watch. You can win a signed hardcover of the book! It’s beautifully illustrated, and the endpapers–gorgeous: All you […]

Posted on 10/18/2011 09:25 am | 77 Comments

An Asteroid

We writers sometimes talk about “pellets”–little rewards that keep us–like rats–happily running around our writerly treadmills. A good review is a pellet. An email from an enthusiastic reader is a pellet. Last week, I got something so far beyond a pellet that one of my writing buddies called it an “asteroid.” And indeed, it is […]

Posted on 10/11/2011 11:51 am | 30 Comments


The contest has ended and the winner notified! Thanks for playing. The Cabinet of Earths is a fantastic middle-grade novel from debut author Anne Nesbet. It’s coming from HarperCollins Childrens on January 3rd, and it’s beautifully written and compelling, with a terrific girl protagonist, Maya. You can win an ARC–an advanced reader copy–of the book […]

Posted on 10/04/2011 08:24 am | 77 Comments