Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Teen Read Week!

Happy Teen Read Week!

I love teens. Obviously, I write for, coach, and teach them. But, there’s one special teen that I seriously could not live without. Sporty girl and bookaholic, Lauren. Lauren reads and critiques all my books for teen authenticity before I send them to my editor. She’s super honest and gives me valuable feedback. Thanks, Lauren!

I’ll confess I haven’t been reading much lately (unlike Stephanie Kuehnert – check out her book list here) except for my WIP, FULL COURT PRESS. However there is one book that’s calling me and after I send FCP to my amazing editor at Razorbill next week, I'm going to crack this baby open.

An ARC of Suzanne Young’s THE NAUGHTY LIST!!!

Here it is… calling me from the couch. “Read me. Read me.” Yes, the cover is bent from sneak peeks.

Next, I want to tackle this pile.

In the meantime, I’m off to my VERY FIRST Writer’s Conference this weekend - The New Jersey Romance Writer’s Conference in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Any tips?

What are you doing this weekend?

Happy Wednesday!


Carrie Harris said...

Oooh. Enjoy the conference. And the reading. Heck, just ENJOY. ;)

Ray Veen said...

I was going to say everything Carrie said. Exact same words and punctuation and everything.

Dang writers with big book deals.

Keri Mikulski said...

Thanks, Carrie! :) With your help (thank you), I can. :)

Hey, Ray!! You'll be a 'dang writer with a book deal' soon. :)

Stephanie J said...

Have FUN!! They are such a blast and I'm sure you'll meet a lot of new friends. Don't forget to take a break when you need one.

Sarah Laurence said...

I love using teen readers too. Sounds like you found a gem. The Naughty List is a great YA title. I hope you review it for our book club. Good luck with the conference! I won’t bore you with my weekend plans.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Have fun at the conference! And enjoy your stack of books. But work first, of course. :)

adrienne said...

That's a valuable critique partner you've got! Enjoy the conference.

PJ Hoover said...

OMg, Have a great time! Enjoy it! That's the best advice.
And have fun reading.

Suzanne Young said...

Oh, yay! Hope you like it!

And tell me how the conference goes! I love them!!!!

Have fun!!!!!!!

Casey McCormick said...

I have the same ARC waiting to be devoured as soon as I finish what I'm reading. Can't wait

Yay for your teen reader being so awesome, and have fun!

Keri Mikulski said...

I can't wait, Stephanie! Thanks for the advice. :)

I plan on it, Sarah! You're right - teen readers are amazing. :)

Of course, Alyssa. :) Have a fabulous weekend. :)

I agree, Adrienne! Thanks. :)

Thanks, PJ!

Thanks, Suzanne!! You know I will - I'm loving what I peeked at so far. :)

Thanks, Casey!! Enjoy THE NAUGHTY LIST. :)

Miss Chevious said...

hope all goes well at the conference! i'm a big sophie kinsella fan! let me know how that book is!