busy busy busy

by marjorieingall on June 6, 2016

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  1. Look! My bright shiny web site, by chill genius Jack Taylor, for my forthcoming book, Mamaleh Knows Best.
  2. I wrote a big fat roundup of summer young adult novels for the New York Times Book review, and appeared on the Book Review’s podcast.
  3. I got to sit next to The Phantom Tollbooth‘s Norton Juster at the Author’s Guild Gala, and that ear-splitting sound you hear is me, still shrieking.
  4. I looked at three very good new parenting books, for three different kinds of reader.
  5. I ranted on SorryWatch about a crappy apology for perhaps the most racist ad ever; a good apology from a director who weirdly went off on an actress; and a horrid non-apology apology from the dad of Brock Turner, aka Stanford’s own Rapey McRaperson.
  6. I have STILL not submitted all of the farshtunkiner summer camp forms.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

ta June 6, 2016 at 1:59 pm

Oooh, purty website!!! Also, HERE IS ME ENVYING YOU AND BREAKING ALL THE COMMANDMENTS ABOUT THAT AUTHOR PHOTO OH MY GOODNESS SEXY MAMA.

marjorieingall June 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm

/blush

Susan Kaplan June 12, 2016 at 6:18 am

Loved the YA reviews in NYT Book Review.
Excited about your new book.
Send me an email!!
YET aka your English teacher

Julie Stevenson August 16, 2016 at 9:21 am

Dear Marjorie,

I loved your round-up of Summer YA and your calling out “reductive grown-ups” who may dismiss YA before they actually read it.

I am the agent of GIRL IN PIECES, a debut by Kathleen Glasgow. This novel is in danger of being reduced to “mere YA,” and it is one of the most beautifully written, literary, character-driven, unforgettable books I’ve ever read. It’s a voice-driven coming of age novel, and I would honestly compare it to Catcher in the Rye. As a book about growing up female and dealing with abuse and self-destructive coping mechanisms, it compares to Girl, Interrupted and All the Bright Places. It has a universal power that transcends issues and age. At its heart, it is simply a brilliant novel that any reader would be unable to put down or easily forget.

It sold in a major pre-empt to Delacorte, and we had high offers from both YA and adult literary publishers. It has sold in 10 countries. It publishes on August 30. I would really like to see it get the national review attention it deserves.

Would you be interested in reading it and reviewing it? I will gladly send you 100 copies. 🙂

All the best,
Julie Stevenson

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