Promoting the Backlist

Peachtree Publishers does such a lovely job of promoting the books on their backlist.  My friend Sondy was at ALA and took a picture of SUSPECT being promoted even though it came out last fall. She also found SAVING THE GRIFFIN face out. It does have an extremely tempting cover.

Keystone State Reading Association

SUSPECT was one of ten books picked for the High School KSRA 2011 YA book award .  Students can vote on their favorite title as long as they’ve read at least four of the following books:         Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins, Charlesbridge           Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, Simon and Schuster       Five … More Keystone State Reading Association

The PSLA YA Top 40 (or so)

Suspect made the Pennsylvania YA Top 40 (or so) list.  I’m afraid that “or so” means closer to 200 books, but it’s still a lovely honor.  Here’s the review from the librarian who nominated it:  Seventeen-year-old Jen goes to help her Grandma Kay for the summer at the bed-and-breakfast she owns, but finds herself investigating the … More The PSLA YA Top 40 (or so)

Reading Reviews

Some writers don’t read the reviews of their books.  Many of those who will read reviews from professional journals will avoid reader feedback from places like GoodReads.  That would undoubtedly be both smarter and safer.  A very wise writer said that “Good reviews are like crack; bad reviews, like poison.” But I’m blessed and cursed with an … More Reading Reviews