Take the InkPop Writing Challege

Go here and take the InkPop Challenge. Write a story, poem or essay that takes a realistic element and pairs it with fantastical element, submit it and maybe win a copy of Blood and Flowers as well as three other books from HarperCollins! Cool. Entries must be received by March 3rd at noon. You can write a short story, a poem or an essay.

Great opportunity to practice you writing skills!

Anderson’s Bookshop 9th Annual Children’s Literature Breakfast

The breakfast Saturday was great. The keynote speakers included Trent Reedy who spoke eloquently about Afghanistan, Weird Al Yankovic who was funny, Mark Teague who was also funny and had wonderful pictures from his newest book, Tim Green, who had great things to say about how his kids helped him write, and Kathryn Lasky who told us all about her relationship with animals!

Anderson’s even had copies of Blood and Flowers and the new paperback Serendipity Market for sale. And I met some great authors.

Blood and Flowers comes out March 1st!

The Book Pixie

Briana at the Book Pixie just posted a review for Blood and Flowers. My favorite part is where she call it “beguiling and delightfully bizarre”. My second favorite part is at the end where she says, “I was very reluctant to leaves its pages to re-join what I now can’t help but see as a dull, dull world”.

It’s less than a month before Blood and Flowers and the new paperback edition (with extras!!) of Serendipity Market hit the shelves! No cool countdown clock here, but look for them both March 1st.

Addendum!! There’s now an interview with me up at Book Pixie. Enjoy.