Sunday, October 21, 2007

Please excuse the late posting!

Sorry to be posting late! We went up to Salem, Mass this weekend to participate in some activities surrounding the Festival of the Dead. Our hotel was so overrun (as you can imagine Salem would be in the month of October) and too many users crashed their free Internet connection. So, my post yesterday was long somewhere in the midst of

I hope everyone's had a chance to VOTE for Simone Elkeles' YA debut novel that is up for the American Library Associations Top Ten Young Adult book. It's one of the best YA's I've read...just zipped right through it. Loved everything about it. There's still time to drop in and vote! I know I did!

We're so proud of Simone here. She's one of the hardest working writers out there. Not only is she kind, caring and supportive to her fellow authors, but she speaks to many schools and is out there getting young people to read! She deserves all the success in the world and I'm happy to call her my friend. We're liquid eyeliner buddies, right Simone?

And for those of you who post a comment today, you'll be eligile to win a copy of Diana Peterfreund's awesome Under the Rose, the second book of the Secret Society Girl series. And just wait until the third book, Rites of Spring (Break) is out next year!

Please leave your comment to enter to win Diana's book. Since I posted late, I'll let you comment here over the next couple of days and we'll announce the winner on Wednesday.

Marley = )

writing as Kate Harmon
May 2008, Puffin Books


Anonymous said...

Is there anything in particular you would like us to comment about?

hmmm. The Secret Society Girl Series? That sounds pretty familiar.
I think I may have read the first one...I'm not too sure though.

Dona Sarkar-Mishra said...

Hey Kiran:

Diana's SSG series is about a college junior (now senior!) who is inducted into one of the most secret societies in the world at the fictional Eli University. THe first book was all about how Amy (the heroine) got inducted and the crisis she faced when the society was under fire for allowing women in the society for the first time....great books!

TinaFerraro said...

I loved the first book in the SSG series, and plan to read them all!

Anonymous said...

Oooh. Well, then, I haven't read it.
But, it sounds really interesting.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the head's up on voting for Simone's book. I loved the book and knew she was up for an award. I just didn't realize we could have a say in the results. Congratulations, Simone. I'm pulling for you!

danetteb said...

Congrats on the nomination Simone!

I put in my vote, good luck!*g*

Heather Davis said...

Yay! Go Simone! And yes, Diana's SSG series rocks. I can't wait for her fantasy YA series that is upcoming...!


Unknown said...

I really loved the previous book of it,cant wait to read this on!

Anonymous said...

I read Simone's book and loved it!!! I hope it wins!!! Hope I can with Diane's book.

Hannah Sullivan
(don't have a blogger name)