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Friday Five

I realize I have been a rather poor blogger lately. *hangs head* But in some ways this is good, because it's due to a bunch of other important things I've been focusing on:

1. Working on the current draft of LOKI'S BOY. I just added a brand new scene today that was a lot of fun. About a third of the way through and moving steadily onward!

2. Reading and re-reading some excellent books. I just finished WAITING TO SCORE by fellow Deb and Canuck J.E. MacLeod, which is a great, gripping contemporary read with amazing boy voice, and DREAMING ANASTASIA by fellow 2K9er Joy Preble, which is perfect for those who like some history mixed in with their paranormal. And before that I re-read one of my all-time favorite YA fantasies, THE KING OF ATTOLIA by Megan Whalen Turner. It just gets more awesome each time!

3. Preparing for my NYC trip next week. So close! Can't wait to meet with all of my LJ Friends who'll be there, not to mention my agent and my editor. :) And it'll be my first time in NYC ever, so I'll definitely be doing some tourist-ing when I'm not at BEA.

4. Keeping on eye on GIVE UP THE GHOST online. I'm super-pleased to see that it's now available for preorder at Powells! Powells has long been one of my favorite bookstores--I was deeply saddened when rising postal rates meant they could no longer offer free shipping to Canada, but that hasn't stopped me from ordering. ;)

5. Occasionally having a life outside of books and writing. Chris and I went to see the new Star Trek on Monday--so much fun!

Comments

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robinellen
May. 23rd, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
I can't wait to hear about your BEA experience :) I wish I was going to be there too!!
megancrewe
May. 24th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
I wish you were too! It'd be great to meet in person. I'm sure someday we will end up at the same conference. :)
boreal_owl
May. 23rd, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Meeting agent and editor in NYC? Woohoo!

We saw Star Trek a few nights ago and we want to see it again.
megancrewe
May. 24th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm really excited! I've been working with my agent for two and a half years and this'll be the first time we've met up. :)
joypreble
May. 23rd, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the shout out, Megan! And Star Trek! Just the opening alone is worth the ticket price, eh? (note the eh... just for you up there above me, where I forgot I had to fill out a customs form to send you something!)
megancrewe
May. 24th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Heh, the 'eh' is appreciated. (As a Canadian, it's hard for me to imagine speaking without ever using it. Strange Americans! ;) )
jgurtler
May. 23rd, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the words on the book!
Have fun in NY

Wasn't Star Trek awesome!
megancrewe
May. 24th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
It was! I wasn't sure what to expect--I've always been a much bigger fan of TNG than the original series--but they did a great job with it.
lotuseyes
May. 23rd, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
::dances:: you know I've lived near NYC all my life, well a train ride away, so its unimaginable for me to hear someone say 'I've never been to NYC!'. I mean as a kid I went so often with my dad and Uncle for Mets games or Chess tournaments or just to go to bookstores and as an adult I go once or twice a year for Conventions or other stuff.

Of course when I tell people that i've only been up and down the East Coast as far as traveling in America goes...they give me looks of horror XD

I can't wait for BEA and I'm SO HAPPY I can afford to go for one day at least!
megancrewe
May. 24th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
I've actually been all down the east coast of the US and to parts of the south west with my parents on family trips, they're just much more nature/scenery type vacationers than city people. :)

Glad to hear you'll be at BEA! Which day are you going?
lotuseyes
May. 24th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
friday :D I'm working two nanny jobs on Saturday to make up for that one day, but its worth it!

my parents weren't really 'vacation' people when I was growing up. Well my dad still isn't (though he's planning a trip to Rome sometime in the next five years...or so he says), but my mom suddenly got the vacation bug the summer I moved out of her house. Coincidence? XD So my younger sister has been all over the US plus Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, parts of Ireland and England and a day trip to France as well.
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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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