Last month I was at Thrillerfest again in NYC and here’s KJ Howe, soon-to-be debut author! Her book is called The Freedom Brokers, to be published by Hachette, and it’s so exciting. Got to have dinner with some of my YA author buds from other parts of the world —
The WGA Foundation presented a Master Class today with John Sayles, shown here with moderator and writer Josh Olson (History of Violence). Sayles is known for his many indie films that he wrote and directed with funds from writing Hollywood screenplays. He impressed us all with his intelligence and openness.
Went to my first RT Convention earlier this month and got to meet one of my YA author heroes, Scott Westerfeld. I love hisÂ Uglies series which is long overdue to be a film.Â He’s just remarkably talented. Here we are, with his spouse, Justine Larbalestier, the author of many novels and
Stills from the video shoot for the trailer made by my PolishÂ publisher,Â Albatros Media corp, the biggest publisher there. Â Calllie in the makeover mode – beautiful.Â Callie pre-makeover Got to be Tinnenbaum! I love the look of this actor – he’s wonderful.
About three weeks ago, I was at the West Coast premiere of The Imitation Game, the film about Turing breaking the Enigma code. Benedict flew in quickly to do the red carpet but had to leave quickly to fly away because he is shooting Richard III for the BBC.
I flew in a day early to catch a play with NY friends. The play was great and it was special getting to see them. Jonathan Karp, CEO of Simon & Schuster The next day, at the Craftfest luncheon, I didn’t realize I was seated at the same table as
I spoke at the Ridley Middle School in Philadelphia recently. The students were incredibly smart; the questions were stellar. And the questions didn’t stop. I would love to see where these students are in ten years. The next day I wasÂ at a great B&N in the Neshaminy Mall, in Bensalem
Author Sherman Alexie suggested that authors spend an hour volunteering in their local indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday. I thought it was a great idea. I’ll be at my official bookstore, and the one closest to me, Once Upon A Time Bookstore in Montrose, Calif. Â I’ll be walking around,
Me with the talented Kami Garcia The entire When Grrls Fall in Love YA panel: Moderator Sherri Smith, Veronica Wolff, me, Marissa Meyer, Holly Black, Veronica Roth and Ally Condie. Cassandra Clare was to be on the panel but had a family emergency and did not attend Comic-Con. This doesn’t