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03 February 2012 @ 08:26 pm
We know you’ve heard that Richard LaGravenese will be writing and directing the movie, with Erwin Stoff producing- but we have a few NEW highlights to share:
  • Filming will begin in April in and around New Orleans
  • STAR ALERT! Two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (who we all loved in “The Help”) is in negotiations to play our beloved Amma.

Click here for a full press release from Alcon Entertainment.

More often than not, my desk resembles a teen's lending library rather than an adult's workspace. And I'm totally cool with that because I wouldn't want to miss out on even one of the amazing reads that came out this year. As another 365 days of vampire romances, dystopian thrillers and murder mysteries comes to a close, it seems the opportune time to reflect on the year in YA.

And what a year it was. We were introduced to a handful of debut authors who are bound to leave their mark on the literary scene (we're looking at you, Veronica Roth, Marie Lu and Tahereh Mafi!). We dove into new series from old favorites (Richelle Mead's "Bloodlines"). And we continued our adventures with the usual suspects (Cassandra Clare, Ally Condie and Melissa de la Cruz). We stayed up late, reading just one more chapter until it was dawn, shuffling into school or the office like so many brain-hungry zombies. And we adored every second of it. And now it's time for you, Crushers, to declare your undying love and devotion for the book that made your year. What was your favorite YA novel of 2011? Vote in our poll after the jump!

(The poll closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 25. We'll announce the winner on December 26.)
Vote Here!
14 December 2011 @ 12:29 am

yalit100 yalit100 yalit100 yalit100 yalit100

Love YA lit? Love writing fic?  Love writing fic for YA lit and wondering why there doesn’t seem to be very much for most books?

Join the YAlit100 challenge!

  • You MAY claim more than one table at a time.
  • You MAY do crossovers, fusions, and AU fic! If you intend to write crossovers and/or fusions, claim the table for the MAIN WORK (so, for example, if you want to write 100 godly-parent-fusion fics, your claim would be “Percy Jackson,” unless all 100 fics would star characters from Anna and the French Kiss or something. SOME ASPECT of all 100 fics must be constant for the book/table you choose!)
  • Fics can be ANY LENGTH. You may write 3-sentence fics, drabbles, one-shots, six-word-ficfests, whatever. The whole point is just to encourage more YA lit fic! :)

So far, there are just the first few tables up, but I will be adding my usual amount of ALL THE YA BOOKS.  :P  Join and/or Watch the
comm on LJ for updates, and make sure to suggest any book(s) that you may think I’ll miss or that you want to see sooner!

It's OBSCURE FANDOMS WEEK! Taking a slight diversion, then, from
the Halloween Festival -- although The Caster Chronicles is also full
of witches and magic and voudun curses and blood incubi and dream incubi
and really bad garage band rock'n'roll. The third book in the series, Beautiful Chaos, comes out tomorrow! HIGHLY recommended.

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15 March 2011 @ 01:46 pm
Come be a part of something huge and helpful! I've got three auctions going on that I'd like to share:

1 Wallpaper, 5 icons of any fandom - $6

1 fanmix of 5-10 songs (plus covers) - $5

1 dozen-or-so batch of my Secret Almond Kiss Cookies (sans almonds, if need be) - $10

Get out there and bid, you guys! ;)