Sunday, September 30, 2007

Feelin' the Kid Lit Love

Two of my favorite kid lit authors and bloggers spread some love my way this weekend. Just wanted to say thanks and encourage my visitors to stop by their sites.

First, Jay Asher, whose amazing book, 13 Reasons Why is coming out in October, awarded me a t-shirt for an "Answer the Frequently Frustrating Questions" contest he ran (I'm good at those ... I get lots of them at my day job):



Brilliant and mezmerizing ... not too shabby. (But, hey, don't take Kirkus' word for it ... check out my review of Jay's book here.)

Next, I came across a Word Search puzzle on Sam Riddleburger's site last night, and lo and behold, Just Like the Nut is one of the phrases in the puzzle! How fun ... immortalized in a Word Search. Check it out ... you might just find your blog on the list, too.

And, there's even a mystery hidden word, which is ... "mat"! No, I'm kidding. It's not "mat," though I did find that in there (also, "haw.") It's ... well, it's a mystery word, so you'll have to find it for yourself. Enjoy!

Update: After a full day of wearing my "Ask Me About 13 Reasons Why" shirt and having three people ask about it, I can report two observations: (1) When people read the shirt, they ask, "So, what are the 13 reasons why?" Each of the three people asked the question in just this way. (2) When I explained it was a book and gave them an overview of the premise, they all seemed highly intrigued. (Hey, Jay, the 20-something grocery store cashier even took the time to get out a piece of paper and pen and write down the title. "I'll have to get that," she said. "I love to read." Woohoo! Of course, I ticked off everyone behind me in line, gushing about your book while their ice cream melted, but that's OK!)


J said...

I haven't read the book, but I was at an SCBWI event where Jay Asher and his agent announced the acquisition and Jay told his story.

What an awesome opportunity that he has clearly earned.

The really cool thing about writing in the 'child' community is the support we get and give to each other. I look forward to reading your work soon. Keep writing.

elysabeth said...

Found you on the puzzle - lol - how cool is that. You mention these folks enough on your blog guess it's time you get mentioned or immortalized.

Actually there are puzzle makers out there that are free and I can't think of any right now but if I find them or run across them I'll send your way - E :)

LindaBudz said...

Hi, J and elysabeth! Jay and Sam deserve all the good things they have coming to them ... great guys, great writers. Let's hope we all have great acquisition stories to tell someday!