Blog Posts Tagged ‘Jandy Nelson’

The Jandy Hour

March 23rd, 2011

We interrupt the regularly scheduled program to bring you: The Jandy Hour Featuring Jandy Nelson   If you are a frequent or loyal or just longtime reader of this blog, you might remember, oh, a year and a half ago I started SWOONING about a book I’d had the opportunity to read an advanced copy […]

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 […]

tour dispatch #2: best laid plans

April 8th, 2010

This is a blog post about the second and third days of my book tour. It’s also, to some degree, about why, I will, eventually, get one of those expensive Dyson vacuum cleaners. But first. Seattle. Where it’s also freezing, if not quite raining. I arrive. Meet Diane, the nice “media escort” who’s driving me […]

blue skies!

March 10th, 2010

I don’t care what my calendar says. It’s spring. I can tell this because there is almost no snow left in my building’s parking lot (there was quite a pile going). And the sky is blue (at least until tomorrow’s rain comes). And I’m feeling less crazy. But also, because of the slew of wonderful […]

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 […]