Via PW and The Hollywood Reporter: 'Fault in Our Stars' Ripple Effect: Success Breeds New Rush of 'Grounded' Teen Movies - Move over vampires and wizards: The new IT genre is "grounded" young-adult book adaptations. (I like this - it bodes well for A BIRD ON WATER STREET!)
Matt Faulkner was the other creator tagged by Mary Jane Begin in last week's blogtour. It's worth the read:
Via PW at Washington CityPaper: Rush Limbaugh Attacks the Bookstore at Busboys and Poets - um. Donations to the store and the organization that hosts it, Teaching For Change, can be made HERE.
Via PW at BuzzFeed: How To Get Published: Four debut novelists on elevator pitches, getting an agent, and writing your first book (adult authors)
Tu Books is once again hosting their New Visions Award to "writers of color who are residents of the United States and who have not previously had a middle grade or young adult novel published."CLICK HERE to learn more.
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and Macy's have released a disturbing survey - Only 17% of Parents Believe Reading is Top Priority During the Summer; Kids Spend Nearly Triple the Time Playing Video Games or Watching TV - Click here to read the story.
At PW: "Wedding and Funerals and Everywhere in Between" - Editors talk about the strangest places they've been pitched a book!
At Teenreads: Barbara Marcus, President and Publisher of Random House Children's Division - a three part interview
From PW and Bustle: 5 Favorite Children's Books Turn 50 This Year (And Now Everyone Feels Old)
"Professor Storytime" Karyn Tunks wrote a lovely review for A BIRD ON WATER STREET on her blog. :)