The King’s Rose was nominated for YALSA’s Best Books for Young Adults list. Exciting, eh? Here is the full list of nominees. I’m in some pretty amazing company!http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/bestbooksya/titlesnominated.cfm
In other publicity news, I’ve got an interview posted on the blog of author Kris Waldherr. Kris wrote up a really interesting and insightful interview after reading the book; it was a pleasure to answer her questions. Check it out here: http://kriswaldherr.com/blog/. Please comment on the interview! One commenter will be sent a free, signed copy of The King’s Rose. Wahooo!
I’ll also be posting on My Own Cafe this month, to answer teen’s questions about writing historical fiction, or just about writing and publishing in general. We also want to see YOUR fiction, my young adult friends! Enter your piece of historical fiction – any person, any time period. The winning entry will receive a signed copy of The King’s Rose, not to mention online praise and notoriety on My Own Cafe. The gauntlet has been thrown! Visit the site here: http://www.myowncafe.org/.
I can’t remember if I’ve already shared with you my interview on YA Authors Cafe: http://yaauthorscafe.blogspot.com/2009/03/kings-rose-by-alisa-libby.html. Author Cynthia Leitich Smith also linked to it from her blog, Cynsations. Super awesome.
I’m also looking forward to my next booksigning on Saturday, April 11 at the B. Dalton in the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, MA. I had a successful signing there for The Blood Confession and the staff were all wonderful. Here’s hoping this signing will be a success for all involved. So if you’re in the area and you want a signed copy of the book, please visit me at my little table. Otherwise I will be very lonely.