RED GLASS Give-away and Banned Books Week!!!

Hi all!

So, there were a few links I meant to post but plum forgot about. The first is to Yat-Yee Chong's blog. She's a Fort Collins area writer (a very talented one) who's interviewing the finalists in the young adult category for the Colorado Book Awards. The other finalists are friends of mine and wonderful writers-- Teresa Funke and Todd Mitchell. So here's the link to my interview.

And something very cool-- Yat-Yee is orchestrating a signed book give-away of Red Glass! Hurry-- the deadline for entries is Thursday!! Go! No matter where in the country you happen to live! Enter now! (And while you're at it, check out her blog-- I had lots of fun perusing it...)

Support the First Amendment, Read a Banned Book

The second link is for Banned Books Week, which is coming up in a few days. In celebration of it, why not read a banned book? Here's a list of books banned in the past. Some books on there that I read when I was young are:

Are you There God? It's Me, Margaret.
The Giver
The Headless Cupid
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
James and the Giant Peach

and when I was a bit older...

A Prayer for Owen Meany
Slaughterhouse Five
Snow Falling on Cedars
House of Spirits
DaVinci Codes

So go and read a banned book! (My, I'm being bossy today, aren't I? Must be a mix of living on practically no sleep (Baby has had a string of colds since he started daycare...) and fighting off one cold after another (it's a losing battle, since it's hard to avoid being covered with Baby's snot...)

Yet he's still adorable, even when he's a little walking germ colony. Very adorable. He is extremely polite and affectionate, especially to inanimate objects. He always says goodbye and blows a kiss to everything in the room/area before we leave it. My favorite is when he says BA-BYE to the river near our house and showers it with kisses from the bridge... because I think the river really appreciates this...

Okay, I digress. Time to go make a glossary and pronunciation guide for The Indigo Notebook! We're at the copy-editing stage-- it's exciting! I'm getting to see ideas for the cover art, which makes the book feel so much more tangible-- makes me realize it really will be out there in the big wide world soon. (Well, relatively soon-- the advanced review copies (ARCs) should be out in a few months.) Okay, I'm really going now...

thanks for reading!