Saturday, March 22, 2008

I've got the buzz on Stephanie Hale!

I've known Stephanie "cyberly" for several years and was so thrilled when she made the announcement about her first sale. Now, I'm equally thrilled to share some amazing news with you about the oh-so-fabuloso Stephanie Hale!

As you know, Stephanie wowed us all last year with her debut young adult book, REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN.

Who didn't love Aspen?! And I'm super-psyched to say that the sequel, TWISTED SISTERS, is on sale on April 1st! (Don't worry, we've got a whole exciting launch week planned for our loyal readers.)

Can't wait to read this book!

And did you know that Stephanie is a finalist (along with our equally fabuloso Tina!) in the very prestigious Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the YA category for REVENGE. How cool would it be if both of our Buzz Gals won?

In addition to being busy with her books, Stephanie will also be participating on a YA author panel discussion at the upcoming Romantic Times Conference with fellow Buzz Gal, Tera Lynn Childs. They'll be speaking on YOUNG ADULT/TEEN: THE MANY FACES OF YA. If you're attending the RT Conference, be sure to stop in and hear them.

Oh, and get this... Stephanie is going to have a camera crew videotaping her at the conference for a video on the RT website. She tells me she's petrified of this, but I know she's going to be great!

I'm in awe of Stephanie's achievements! She works so hard and it shows in both her characters and the accolades she's received. She's an inspiration to other writers and a great role model for teens. Can't wait for many more great things to come from Stephanie!

Here's to even more sales, awards, and accolades!

Marley = )

SORORITY 101: Zeta or Omega? (May 2008, Puffin Books)
SORORITY 101: The New Sisters (May 2008, Puffin Books)
GHOST HUNTRESS Series (Begins May 2009, Houghton Mifflin)


TinaFerraro said...

Steph Hale is soooooo worth buzzing about! I love her humor and her big heart and her books. And I am absolutely certain GOOD NEWS is going to be following her like bees around honey. Can't wait to hear your next announcement, Steph!

Me said...

Bzzz, bzzz, bzzz... (the sound of all the good buzz surrounding Steph!)

I know she's going to rock that camera crew at RT because, well, we all know she is freakin' hilarious. =)

TWISTED SISTERS is going to be as great as REVENGE ... and then there's Book 3, SPRING BREAKUP, down the line! Can't wait!!!

stephhale said...

What a sweet post, Marley. I can't wait to finally meet you in person this summer. I don't think I have ever been called fabuloso, I'm digging it! :)
And thanks for the good vibes, Tina. I think it is definitely a BBG Year! :)

Simone Elkeles said...

If you want to know how to write a teen girl with attitude and style, Steph is your girl! Keep those Aspen books coming, I still have room on my bookshelves.