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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

January 2010: rgz Newsflash!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

2010 will be a big year for readergirlz, and let us count the ways:

We're introducing a new diva... Liz Gallagher
Liz Gallagher, author of THE OPPOSITE OF INVISIBLE, is our new Host Diva. This means she'll be setting up events for authors touring the Seattle area, and helping other hosts do the same thing in key cities across the countryFor readers, this means even more opportunities to meet and chat with authors in person.

If you haven't read Liz's book yet, pick it up. There's a brand-new paperback edition, and you'll devour the story of Alice, who has to figure out the difference between a crush and love. (Yes, there is kissing.)

Holly Cupala We're traveling to the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting...
Our Diva Holly Cupala, author of the forthcoming TELL ME A SECRET, will be hanging out with fabulous librarians at this conference in Boston. If you're going or know anyone who'll be there, do say hello!

We have an incredible lineup of authors...
E. Lockhart, author of the delicious Boyfriend Books and the National Book Award finalist, THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU-BANKS.

There's so much to love about this book, from the clever wordplay to the quick, inventive plot. Perhaps the most lovable of all is Frankie herself, who's courageous, funny, clever, sneaky, vulnerable and unforgettable.

Mark this date on your calendar: January 20, 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST. That's when we'll be chatting with E. Lockhart herself right here at the readergirlz blog.

Last bit of author-in-residence excitement with Beth Kephart...
Beth Kephart is the amazing author of several books (including the delicious mystery NOTHING BUT GHOSTS), and she's been our author-in-residence since December. We have one last chat with her on January 6 at 6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST. Don't miss it!

See more about the Writer-in-Residence program at http://www.readergirlz.com/residence.html.

We introduce our next author in residence, Elizabeth Scott...
Elizabeth Scott wrote LIVING DEAD GIRL; SOMETHING, MAYBE; and STEALING HEAVEN. We are going to have a great time exploring her work and her writing process.

...Meet our Street Team for 2010!
These fabulous folks can help guide you through the wonderful world of YA books: Miss Erin, Priya, Silence, Vanessa, Sarah, Enna Isilee.

And we're grateful to our 2010 postergirlz, who act as our advisory council:
Little Willow, Jackie, Miss Erin, ShelfElf, HipWriterMama.

Thank you all for a terrific year!


So there you have it, readers! Please join us at our chats, our blog, and our featured author site.

the readergirlz divas~

Dia Calhoun, Avielle of Rhia
Justina Chen, North of Beautiful
Holly Cupala, Tell Me A Secret (June 2010)
Liz Gallagher, The Opposite of Invisible
Lorie Ann Grover, Hold Me Tight
Melissa Walker, Lovestruck Summer

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P.S. More on this later, but check out our trailer for Operation Teen Book Drop - and get involved!


Beth Kephart said...

Yes, absolutely. A most delicious year! And welcome to Liz Gallagher!

Melanie said...

Sounds like 2010 will be an amazing year! Definitely looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

SUCH an exciting month and year to come!

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Little Willow said...

Welcome aboard, Liz!

May the new year bring good things for everyone.

holly cupala said...

Hooray for Liz, Beth, and Elizabeth, and all of the exciting things to come!

MissA said...

Alright, 2010 is going to be awesome! I'm so in for the book drop :) I loved The Brief and Disreptuable History of Frankie-Landau Banks

Liz Gallagher said...

Very proud to be a Diva! This year will be full of awesomeness. I'm especially excited for Holly's debut!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

So much fun in this flash! Thanks to Martha for writing it up for us, and Holly for sharing it. What a team.

Welcome, Liz and Elizabeth!

And here we come, TBD 2010!

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