Blog Posts Tagged ‘David Levithan’

what is ya, exactly?

June 29th, 2010

What makes a book a young-adult novel, versus say an adult novel about young people? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately for several reasons. For one, one of my readers asked me if his book would qualify as YA because its narrator is 18 even though the narrator does some very un-18-year-old […]

what will grayson, will grayson means for the gays

April 20th, 2010

So, last week I learned that If I Stay hit the New York Times Children’s paperback bestseller list at #4 its first week out. This was delightful—and I might add, surprising—news. But when my editor sent me an early PDF of the list, there was something else that caught my eye that made me even […]

share the wealth

November 5th, 2009

One of the great things about being in the book biz is getting advanced reading copies of upcoming novels. It’s great to go to a trade show or visit Penguin or my agent and come back with a stack of books that won’t hit shelves for a few months. Of course, the flipside of this […]

thank god, the rain has stopped and it’s teen read week

October 19th, 2009

Rain gone. Teen Read Week here. Both of these things make me want to throw a party! It has been a dreary and cold couple of days here in the Northeast (after a dreary and cold non-summer; don’t get me started. I want to sue the weather gods!). But the sun is out and the […]

high school—it doesn’t just never end; it never stops beginning!

September 21st, 2009

So, last week was a Very Big Week for all three of us girls in the Forman household. Willa had her first real week of kindergarten. Denbele started daycare. And I went back to work, doing a first read through of the draft of the thing that I’d been working on when I stopped working […]

baby steps

August 26th, 2009

A couple of very exciting things happened in the last couple of days. Exciting by the relative terms of my life as a shut-in (ahem, stay-at-home mom) with two young ones. And if I have not pounded this point enough, I will pound it again: There is no job harder than fulltime momhood. It should […]

it’s all been done before

July 28th, 2009

So, you’ll forgive the silence but in addition to the whole new-kid, maternity-leave thing, I’ve been kind of obsessed with this new thing that everyone else has been into for ages. Yes, I’m late to the party again, but such is me. But now I’m deeply addicted to this love story. It’s about a girl […]

the 3 days later and suckily non-visual bea roundup

June 1st, 2009

Q: What’s dumber than a writer without a pen? A: A blogger who leaves her digital camera at home instead of bringing it to BEA where she could take pictures of the fancy Penguin booth and her first BEA signing (swarming with people, not empty like I’d feared, Yay!) and her Penguin Peeps (I heart […]

it feels like a birthday

April 2nd, 2009

It’s April 2nd. A day I’ve been waiting for for…11 months. I think that’s how long it’s been since I officially sold my book and shortly thereafter got the release date of April 2nd. Today. In many ways, 11 months is nothing. It zooms by. But in so many ways, it seems like dog years. […]

i don’t know how he does it

February 28th, 2009

Let us take a moment to admire the wonder that is David Levithan. If you read YA, David somehow touches your life. Maybe you’ve read the books he’s written all by himself, like Boy Meets Boy or ones he has co-authored , perhaps one of then ones he’s written with Rachel Cohn, like  an obscure […]