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If you'd like to check it out, I've had the pleasure of being interviewed over at Fumbling With Fiction--a very awesome blog where you will also find interviews with many of my fellow 2009 Debs! (And I will also be keeping an eye on the comments there and answering any questions.)




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Jan. 27th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Good interview!

Not to be pushy, but when do I get to read Loki??? ;)

I was thinking of you yesterday when a patron asked me how to find The Great Gilly Hopkins. One of my favorites from childhood, and one of the prickliest, most unlikeable mc's ever, yet the book won the Newbery Honor and is still widely read and beloved more than 30 years later. Hooray for prickly mc's!
Jan. 27th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)

I made a post asking for critiquers for LB and you didn't respond, so I assumed you were too busy at the moment... I've gotten quite a bit of feedback for this draft, but if I need readers for the next (which is quite possible) I will go straight to you. :)

And I think the publishing industry has really gone off prickly MCs. Not entirely sure why... Maybe just the increased caution in the industry, they want to be really really sure readers will love the characters? :P
Jan. 27th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Wah! I must have missed that post, I surely would have replied if I saw it. Sorry!

I think many readers tend to be the "good kids," and it is good for them to see someone who is unabashedly prickly or downright unlikeable sometimes to see inside their head and understand where they're coming from. I know Gilly Hopkins gave me a good perspective on where some of my classmates might be coming from.
Jan. 28th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
No worries! I am always a little hesitant to ask people for favors (like whether they might critique a book) directly, because I don't want you to feel obligated or something, but if you want to always be poked whenever I have a book I need feedback on, I can do (and still, obviously, would not assume you always have time). :)

I think prickly narrators are great, and that lots of readers end up enjoying reading about them! It's just a matter of convincing the publishers... :P
Jan. 28th, 2009 10:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, always let me know if I don't respond to an entry. Sometimes I don't realize I haven't gone quite far back enough in my friendslist, I don't know if stuff gets re-ordered sometimes in lj . . .

It seems publishers are only going to get more and more wary and only sign "safe bets" in the near future, as the economy gets worse. *sigh* Children and teens need and deserve complex stories of all kinds.
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Excellent interview!
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My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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