July 14th, 2009

I think someone at PW reads LJ

I think someone at Publishers Weekly is on LiveJournal. Because how do you explain not one, but two stories in this week’s issue of the PW Children’s Bookshelf involving LJ friends.

One is about the tour marypearson is having for ARCs of her new book, The Miles Between. You can read more about it here.

Another is about cynthea is about a fundraiser Cynthea had in conjunction with the release of her new book, Paris Pan Takes the Dar. You can read more about it here.



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Spider on the freeway


Yesterday I had lunch with some folks I went to high school with. One woman I hadn't seen in more than 20 years turns out to be married to literary agent Chip Macgregor - which made for interesting lunch table conversation. For us, at least.

As I was driving there, I noticed a large spider crawling near my door. I HATE spiders. Then it began to drop down on a web - heading for my thigh. I shrieked, rolled down the window, and tried to brush the web so it would land outside the car. All while maintaining my lane and traffic flow.

Instead, I just broke the web. The spider fell to the floor of my car. I stomped around with my left foot while still staying at 65 with my right foot.

I finally had to give up. I couldn't see it (it's actually really hard to see the floor without moving your legs, which isn't a good idea when you're surrounded by cars).

But the whole time, I kept feeling like I felt the tiniest of tickles on my sandaled feet and bare legs.



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Children’s book author wins Jeopardy

Tui Sutherland won $49,900 on Jeopardy, which I would guess is probably more than she’s made on most of her books: “including This Must Be Love (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” set in a modern high school), the Avatars trilogy (a post-apocalyptic supernatural thriller, with sinister flying dolphins), and her Pet Trouble series (about mischievous dogs).”

Read more here.

I know a five-time Jeopardy winner, Nathan Walpow, who is also a mystery writer. You can read about him here.



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