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Friday, September 3, 2010

rgz Newsflash: Welcome Micol Ostow as a rgz diva!

Micol  Ostow

You know her as our rgz NYC HOST, but we are announcing Micol Ostow as our newest rgz diva!

Micol Ostow

Micol has graciously stepped up to be our newest author liaison. It's an important role at rgz which brings all the guests to visit with you. Here's a little more about Micol:

Micol Ostow is half Puerto Rican, half Jewish, half reader, half writer, half chocolate, half peanut butter. When she is under deadline, she is often half asleep.

Micol has written over 40 published works for readers of all ages. Her novel EMILY GOLDBERG LEARNS TO SALSA was named a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and her latest release, SO PUNK ROCK (and Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother), was chosen as a Sydney Taylor Notable book for teens and an Independent Publishing Award silver medalist.

Micol received her MFA in Writing For Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts in January, 2009, and currently teaches a popular young adult writing workshop through Media Bistro. She lives in NYC with her husband, and a persnickety French Bulldog named Bridget Jones. Her next novel, FAMILY, is a verse novel loosely based on the Manson murders of 1969, and will be published by Egmont USA in May 2011. Micol also blogs with other writers of contemporary young adult fiction over at www.thecontemps.com

Give a warm welcome and thanks to Micol our rgz NYC HOST and diva!

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11 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Micol!

Erin said...

My jaw LITERALLY dropped when I read what her next novel is about. Oh my gracious I want it now.

Erin said...

(Then my mom came in the room and I told her about it and her jaw literally dropped open, too. :)

Melissa Walker said...

Love Micol!

Little Willow said...

Go Micol! :)

Micol Ostow said...

Thanks, guys! I'm so excited to be here! And Erin, I'm so glad you're excited about the new book (I am, too!).

401stblow said...

I love micol too, Melissa! (but I guess that's obvious)

Shelf Elf said...

Hi Micol! Welcome to rgz!

Awhit said...

Love this diva.

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