Tomorrow at Book People at 2 pm, my friend and fellow Austin author Greg Leitich Smith is launching his book CHRONAL ENGINE (Clarion). I am so excited for Greg. Book birthdays are as big a deal human birthdays. The launch will be huge fun. Think dinosaur size fun.
In other good book news from Austin, E. Kristen Anderson and Miranda Kenneally are excited about the cover of their anthology DEAR TEEN ME which is being published by Zest Books and will be on bookshelves this November. Huge Congratulations to these two women who started with this wonderful idea of asking YA authors to write letters to their teen selves for a blog and voila! A book is born.
And finally, while in Florida feeding dinosaurs to prepare for the CHRONAL ENGINE launch, I read Cynthia Leitich Smith‘s DIABOLICAL (Candlewick) and was blown away by how she wraps up her four book series. It is funny and smart and absolutely diabolical in how it twists and turns and tells a great story from multiple viewpoints. Bravo, Cyn.