A New Book
~~ A New Book?
We have a new book, we're doing an event, we're raising some money
for Franciscan Children's Hospital, we've got a very complicated book
at the printer, and we're announcing the soft launch of a new ebook
store! And, next week: maybe a new issue of LCRW. And, and, and....
Cough. ~~ A New Book!
Ok, ok, so we have a new book -- and it's a corker. A humdinger. A
poke in the eye with a sharpie. It's The Poison Eaters and Other
Stories by Holly Black�who wrote the Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony
DiTerlizzi, did you see the movie? Fun!) and the novels that the NY
Times says maybe probably started this whole dark urban YA fantasy
thing with Tithe and Valiant and Ironside. The Poison Eaters is just
great. There are a whole range of stories and you can basically pick
your poison: vampires, werewolves, devils, and more more more.
You can read a couple of the stories here: "Going Ironside" is a
short Modern Faerie Tale and "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown" is my rec
for horror awards this year. Brr!
and if you want a signed copy order here by Thursday and ask for it
to be signed and/or personalized!
Surely not? Well, maybe. You know how it is with zines. They're
nothing if the first page isn't an apology for being late. And, you
know, we haven't gotten that apology written yet, which is really
holding things up.
What's in that issue (number 25) of LCRW? Fiction and poetry and
Advice from: Veronica Schanoes, Richard Parks, Dear Aunt Gwenda,
Jeanine Hall Gailey, and more as well as not one but two
translations. We may have more news on the translation front later
this spring, keep an eye out. (Ouch.) The translations are from
Edward Gauvin of French author Georges-Olivier Ch�teaureynaud's "A
City of Museums" (which will be included in A Life on Paper, the
first book by G.-O. C. in English which we will publish in May�
galleys are going out now!) and a self-translation by award-winning
Chinese author Haihong Zhao (which was brought to our attention by
Michael Swanwick, yay!).
S u b s c r i b e ! http://smallbeerpress.com/shopping/subscriptions/
~~ A Catalog?
We still have to sort out contracts on one week (ball is in their
court, phew) so here's a catalog of what we're up to until January
2011. We do have some other irons in the fire. More, TK, always, yes.
How about Alasdair Gray (wooee!), Georges-Olivier Ch�teaureynaud,
Karen Lord, Julia Holmes, another Planner, Kathe Koja, Ted Chiang,
and Karen Joy Fowler. And there is more. Pop Pop Pop. The sound of
our heads exploding.
Maybe we will make a paper version for BookExpo and Wiscon and so on.
~~ Good News!
But we have to keep it secret for a week or two. Hee hee.
We have about half the stories in for our Steampunk! awesome
anthology which Candlewick are publishing. And they are fabby! So
great to open emails that have stories like these among them. This
book is a ways out yet, but is fun fun fun.
This morning the Boston Globe includes our awesome event this
Thursday at 6 at the Brookline Booksmith in their Three to See mini
What�s not mentioned: there will be free stuff! Franciscan will
provide the candy, there will be a tiny leetle bit of chocolate, and
we will have Working Writer�s Daily Planners for all and sundry!
(Well, say the first 100 people, if UPS delivers them on time.)
Also, if you�d like any books signed by Holly Black (The Poison
Eaters, Tithe, Spiderwick), Kelly Link (Pretty Monsters, Magic for
Beginners), and Cassandra Clare (City of Glass, City of Bones), use
these links to pre-order them directly from the fab peeps at the
And, if you have questions for these writers (especially for the
�lightning round�!) please email them to:hollycassandrakelly@...
Hope to see you there�or at least to read one of your questions!
One of these days we might have to get real jobs (er, baby needs ...
everything!) but until then, thanks again for reading.
The Brookline Booksmith Event Series & Small Beer Press present
A Benefit for Franciscan Hospital for Children
Featuring a discussion with YA superstar authors
(The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Poison Eaters)
(The Mortal Instruments trilogy)
and emcee Kelly Link
(Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters)
Thursday, March 11 at 6pm
Now in the Readers' and Writers' Room at the Brookline Booksmith
(279 Harvard St., Brookline)
All ticket proceeds and 20% of book sales at the event will be
donated to Franciscan Hospital for Children.
A discussion with the co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles,
the person behind The Mortal Instruments and the author of Pretty
Monsters? Don't mind if we do! The Booksmith and Small Beer Press
present a YA extravaganza to benefit Franciscan Hospital for Children.
Attendees can email their questions for the authors in advance
. The three authors will also take
questions from the audience. Additionally, there will be giveaways
and all three authors will sign books.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the front register of
the Brookline Booksmith or by calling the store at 617-566-6660.
Since 1949, Franciscan Hospital for Children has pioneered
clinical, therapeutic and educational programs for children with a
variety of disabilities. Through the years, as one of the nation's
largest pediatric rehabilitation hospitals, they have expanded their
complement of programs and services for children with special health
care needs, as well as for children from the local community. Their
continuum of care includes inpatient, residential, educational,
surgical, outpatient and home care programs, a combination of
services for children that is hard to find anywhere else.
Franciscan Hospital for Children promotes the integrity and
well being of children and their caregivers through their quality of
care. This allows each child the opportunity to achieve the maximum
potential in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and dignity.
Through their family-centered programs, their physicians,
nurses, clinicians and educators are committed to helping children
reach their full potential.
279 Harvard St.
Coolidge Corner, Brookline
--an easy block from the Coolidge Corner T-stop on the C line
Dana Brigham, Co-owner and Store Manager
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