Just got confirmation from Random House that I can give away my brand new, super-special-shiny-awesome paperback of Lauren Kate’s “Passion” in a competition. I’ve never run a competition here before, so that’s going to be exciting! The competition should be up by next week.
On less awesome news, the Wall Street Journal posted a ridiculously biased article saying Young Adult fiction is corrupting children. Janet Reid had a strong response, and I left a comment too: “We all hope the events in stories don’t happen to us, or our kids – but sexual violence, suicide, self-harm, mental illness and other horrors are more common than most people realise. For teens, the knowledge of how to get through it can be vital.” It’s important for teens to know they’re not alone.
Kirsten Hubbard also wrote an honest and scary post about being a midlist author – midlist authors, if you haven’t heard the term before, means you’re not a ‘big name’ and your publisher won’t put as much energy into promoting and hyping your work. After reading, I immediately went and bought her debut, “Like Mandarin”. This girl’s amazing.
Oh, and one last thing – E3 news is slowly tricking my way. Can’t say I’m thrilled about the amount of Kinect games, though Minecraft could be amusing. The new Spyro game is all kinds of disappointing, I miss the classic games.
Also, I broke a washing machine today. This means I’m now obliged to figure out how to fix it. DIY MODE ON. *rolls up sleeves*