Friday, 5 March 2010
Would you care to guess how much I long to go to the NYC Teen Author Festival? How much I long to see amazing authors – Elizabeth Scott, Sarah Dessen, Diana Peterfreund, Melissa Walker, E. Lockhart, Maggie Stiefvater, Heather Duffy-Stone, Susane Colasanti, Libba Bray, John Green and many, many more, talking about writing YA? I’d espcially love to see the panels on Grief, Loss, and the YA Novel and What it Feels Like for a Girl – Writing in a Teen Girl’s Voice.
If this were a story, my fairy godmother would pop up, right around now. She would make baby sitters from teddy bears, and train tickets from grocery receipts.
Sadly no fairy godmother, so I shall just have to content myself with reading about it. Thank goodness for blogs, right? If you see any good coverage let me know, please.
To cheer me up, Meg Cabot kindly announced this news (yes it was just for me). Avalon High is going to be a Disney Channel Original Movie, premiering in fall 2010 – yay! I love Avalon High.
I have also finally tracked down some books from the past. I fell in LOVE with these books years ago but couldn’t find them, having forgotten the author and titles (but not the plots!). They are
The Loves of Carola Mountjoy by Jeanne Montague
Book 1 Brave Wild Heart
Book 2 The Power of Love
Book 3 Vengenance is Mine
Book 4 Sword of Honour
Just reading the titles, I can see why 15 year old me was swooning over these!
Only problem is, they are out of print. So if you happen to know any good second hand online bookshops let me know?
How was your week? Any exciting news to share?
Jemi Fraser said…
That would sure be a fun Festival! I'd love to attend as well, but that's not going to happen!
Wow… I'd love to go to the Festival as well. So many of my favourite authors! Oh well, I'll have to look out for excellent coverage, as well. Darn you, West Coast, for keeping me away!
I see you're using Finally Friday. We're going to be trend setters, I think. It will take over like Waiting on Wednesday!
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