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Win-It Wednesday: E. Lockhart's Ruby Oliver series

The winning author photo is... Formal-ish! Thanks to the 250 people who voted. Total landslide: Screen shot 2011-04-13 at 2.54.19 PM.png Melissa Walker headshot.jpg (The secret is that it's actually a photo from my wedding day, but you can't REALLY tell that... right? And I loved how AmandaSue said, "it just seems more you," which is what I'm going for overall.)

Anyway, the winner of Gayle Forman's Where She Went--chosen randomly from the comments--is... Julia, That Hapa Chick! And I realize I forgot to announce a winner for the week before last's giveaway for Ruta Sepetys's Between Shades of Gray... oops! That winner is Ariel! Send me your addresses, J and A.

Ruby-Oliver-series.jpg This week, I'm throwing Win-It Wednesday over to Readergirlz, where Figment and Readergirlz are encouraging everyone to Rock the Drop tomorrow (Thurs, 4/14) to support YALSA's Teen Lit Day! That means leaving a YA title or two out in a public place for someone else to find (you can get a bookplate to explain the donation here). If you do that, and then email a photo of your dropped book or share the story with readergirlz AT gmail.com, you're entered to win the full set of E. Lockhart's Ruby Oliver books, which make me so happy. They are seriously GREAT.

So pick a book to give away (you know your shelves are crowded anyway!) and let readergirlz know when you Rock the Drop!

Rock the Drop with Readergirlz and Figment

Ruby-Oliver-series.jpgI love this coming Thursday, when I'm going to sprinkle NYC with YA novels to celebrate YALSA's Support Teen Lit Day! Brooklyn, the West Village, midtown, and the subway in between. YES! Join me in your own town? Here's more info from Readergirlz (including how you can win a set of E. Lockhart's Ruby Oliver books, shown above).

Oh, and a video by Crissa Chappell and her niece Corie, who are both geniuses:

I Rock The Drop from crissachappell on Vimeo.

Happy Tuesday!

Photo Friday: Teen Author Festival

Just a few photos for fun. I missed taking them at Books of Wonder on Sunday (oops!) but here are a few--sorry they're blurry. My blog just does that sometimes.Me with Coe Booth, who's working on Tyrell II (not the official title, but yay! Tyrell is soooo good): IMG_1071.jpg The panel that needs no introduction, but what the heck? John Green, David Levithan, Libba Bray and E. Lockhart rocked their performances of each other's work and then readings from upcoming books. IMG_1076.jpg And my group reading at the Grand Army branch of the Brooklyn Public Library was super great, with an awesome rotating audience of students (L to R we are: Melissa Kantor, Siobhan Vivian, me, Robin Wasserman, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Emily Horner, Adrienne Maria Vrettos and Matthue Roth)! IMG_1077.jpg Ashley, whom I met on Friday during my panel on "The Boy You Can't Have," taped a ton of video that day, so if you want to see some reading clips, check out her youtube channel. She also sent me this lovely photo of the panel. That's David Levithan, me, Elizabeth Scott, Susane Colasanti, Robin Palmer and Maryrose Wood (we just missed Elizabeth Eulberg on the far right!): boypanel.jpg 'Twas a fun week! Y'all come next year, y'hear? More pics (and clearer version of these) up on readergirlz. PS-I also filmed a writing update vlog for Adele from Persnickety Snark -- her new feature asks authors what they're working on, so I talked about Small Town Sinners, my next book, and the one after that! I can't wait to see this feature evolve and hear from other writers. Great idea, Adele!