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Eileen Cook Takes Pleasure in Unraveling Isobel

Eileen Cook Takes Pleasure in Unraveling Isobel

In pushing The Divining Wand’s restart button, one has to smile at how comforting it is to be greeted by Eileen Cook’s (The Education of Hailey Kendrick YA, Unpredictable, What Would Emma Do? YA, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood YA, and Fourth Grade Fairy, Gnome Invasion, and Wishes for Beginners ages 9 -11) “almost” annual new release. And what a NEW release it is. Described as: “A darkly comic novel that blends paranormal mystery and romance with humor,” Unraveling Isobel…

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Lauren Baratz-Logsted and
The Twin’s Daughter, Petal’s Problems

Lauren Baratz-Logsted and
The Twin’s Daughter, Petal’s Problems

Twins, particularly identical ones, are a story unto themselves and for Lauren Baratz-Logsted (The Education of Bet YA, Crazy Beautiful YA, Sisters 8 series Book 5: Marcia’s Madness) they became the inspiration of her most recent YA novel, The Twin’s Daughter. As the author explained: “I love anything to do with twins and I wanted to write a story about a side of the story I’d never seen: that of someone who’s a child of an identical twin.” The child/teenager…

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Eileen Cook and
The Education of Hailey Kendrick

Eileen Cook and
The Education of Hailey Kendrick

If one subscribes to the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” then the cover of Eileen Cook’s (Unpredictable, What Would Emma Do? YA, Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood YA, and Fourth Grade Fairy ages 9 – 11 coming April 19, 2011) latest YA novel, The Education of Hailey Kendrick, releasing tomorrow January 4, 2010, says it all. Cover girl Hailey’s bubble is about to burst! In a most engaging and relevant storyline, the author found inspiration in…

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Matthew Quick and SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR

Matthew Quick and SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR

The fact that Matthew Quick earned both popular and critical success with his debut adult novel, The Silver Linings Playbook (now in Paperback), one might wonder why he would choose to switch genres and debut as a YA author of SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR, officially being released tomorrow? The business answer is simple. Having already had written a second adult manuscript before The Silver Linings Playbook was published, Matt discovered that his adult-market editor was swamped and unable to…

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Here’s to Alibi Junior High

Here’s to Alibi Junior High

On Monday, at her Red Room Blog, Lauren Lise Baratz-Logsted’s posted her Book of the Week: Alibi Junior High. Although this middle grade book is her husband Greg Logsted’s second novel, Lauren wasn’t showing favoritism as she noted: “And so you don’t think it’s just me thinking the book is wonderful, here’s what the critics say: ~ “Funny and fast paced, this fits right in with the beach-read crowd.” (Fiction. 10-14) – Kirkus Review And this Tuesday, June 23, 2009,…

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Presenting Debutante Katie Alender and Bad Girls Don’t Die

Presenting Debutante Katie Alender and Bad Girls Don’t Die

Having been a daily guest at The Debutante Ball for its first two seasons, Katie Alender shared the joy and excitement of other authors’ debuts. Yet this season Katie is a Deb and tomorrow — April 21, 2009 — will be her turn to take a bow and be celebrated when her Young Adult novel, Bad Girls Don’t Die, hits bookstore shelves or ships from your favorite online retailer. Imagine what an added thrill this Debutante must feel by following…

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