Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It doesn't pay to disinvite authors and Mockingjay is finally out!

Two big news days.  Yesterday Teen Lit Festival in Humble, Texas was cancelled; I gather, due to so many authors pulling out after Ellen Hopkins was disinvited.  I'm sorry to see this happening.  I'd really rather that the decision makers rethought the withdrawal of their invitation to Ms. Hopkins.  In a perfect world I guess...sigh.  So you Humble teens.  You'll just have to get to the library and read.

In other news, today is the release day for Suzanne Collins MockingJay.  I can't believe that my agent Suzie Townsend was lucky enough to get into a bookstore where Ms. Collins was speaking along side of her editor, the equally great David Levithan.  Not only does Suzie have the book, she's already READ it!  I'm not far behind you Suzie.
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Anonymous said...

If you're interested in hearing Ellen in her own words, I have her in an interview on my podcast, plus two other authors, one of whom had decided to go and one who'd decided to boycott, though, obviously, that's a moot point now. You can hear it at http://www.katiedavisblog.com

suzie townsend said...

Can't wait to hear what you think of it!

readingkidsbooks said...

Thanks Katie. That was a great podcast.

readingkidsbooks said...

Loved your review Suzie and thanks for being so careful of spoilers...I can't believe how well Suzanne Collins writes.