Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Does anyone who reads my blog watch Degrassi? Not the old school Degrassi, but the new stuff on The N [cable channel I can only watch at my parents' house]? If not, go to http://www.the-n.com/ and click on "The Click." You can watch episodes from the current season. Anywho, they just killed off a main character, J.T. An obnoxious student of mine told me he was going to die (I had already guessed it, but I didn't want to believe I was right) because he figured out a way to download the episodes from a Canadian website, where they air earlier than here in
I hope that when Get Well Soon (my novel, out September 2007!) comes out that Degrassi is still on. And after that I hope that teens read my blog. Cause then we can discuss Degrassi.
If anyone is interested, I found this article about the publisher of my book. When people ask me who's publishing Get Well Soon, I tell them Feiwel and Friends, which no one has heard of. Here's a link to an article that explains it: http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/RBI-0072-13309119.htm
The galleys for my novel come out in March, which means that reviewers should start receiving copies. Yikes! I am going to change my web page to make it more "teen," so I have to figure that out. My goal is to do it before the galleys come out, but I'll have to find the time. I usually just build my webpage through HTML, but that's super time consuming. I'm thinking I may explore Dreamweaver. Matt's very good with it, although I'm annoying and don't like to ask for help. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I was in Seattle over the weekend working on YALSA Selected Audiobooks committee's final list. You can see our choices here:
It was really fun working with a group the eight other librarians to come up with this list. I was scared that we would be arguing, and I would be crying, but it was much more pleasant than that. Librarians are so awesome.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
While I'm home, I'm playing the new Play Station 2 (yes TWO, not THREE) I receive prematurely for my birthday. I asked for it specifically to play Dance Dance Revolution, but I don't have the foot pads and I can't play anyway since I'm sick. Instead, I bought a used copy of Buffy: Chaos Bleeds. It's so awesome- just like being on the show! I even get a little creeped out when I play. I am stuck on a level with Xander as the main fighter (the fighters alternate). I finally made it to the last part, where he has to battle Anyanka, but it's really hard. He keeps dying. I am relying heavily on a cheat page that tells me how to get through all of the levels. I don't know how anyone would know to jump on in order to reach a ledge so you can shimmy across it and then jump into an open window. Who comes up with this stuff? So I use the cheat pages. Don’t judge.