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Torn Away is on YALSA's 2015 BFYA List!

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

It's always great to wake up to news like this. YALSA's 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults nomination list is out...and TORN AWAY is on it! Woot! Thanks, YALSA! 


Here is the full list! Great, great books on it! 

Novella News! Say Something is coming...

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi, All! 


You may have noticed me hinting that I was working on a novella over the past several months. I've even hinted that it might have something to do with HATE LIST. Well, here is the official announcement and...cover reveal!




SAY SOMETHING comes out in e-format January 7th, 2014! 


David Judy knows what it's like to be bullied. Shy and gentle, with a soft voice and "a girl's name for a last name," he is a prime target. Thankfully, there's one girl David feels at ease with -- Valerie, the girl who's been dating his neighbor and sometimes-friend, Nick. Valerie is kind to David and pulls him into their circle of outcast friends, where he finally feels like he (sort of) belongs. So when David starts to suspect that Nick and his friend Jeremy are planning a revenge plot against their tormentors, he wrestles with whether or not to tell someone. By the time he finally works up the courage to say something...it's too late.

 


David tries to put what he knows behind him -- to forget and move on -- but that's hard to to do as senior year starts and he watches his old friend, Valerie, struggle in a deep, dark place of guilt and confusion. It's time to speak up. David may not be able to end bullying, but by standing up, he might just make a difference. And that's what matters.


Thank you, Texas Librarians!

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

So I just found out that THOUSAND WORDS got a spot on the 2014 Tayshas Reading List! Woohoo! Thank you so much, Texas librarians, for all the love and support you've given me throughout the years, and especially for reading and recognizing THOUSAND WORDS!


Check out the LBSchool Tumblr page for my official video thank-you:


http:/lbschool.tumblr.com/post/69508158174/hey-yall-wed-thank-texas-librarians-directly

I Love Awesome Teachers!

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I am frequently blown away by awesome things teachers do with my books. But this one is so beyond awesome, I just have to share it. Steven Ward, a teacher in Ohio, sent me the following note and photo:

I wanted to send you a picture of a class project our students did for Hate List.

 

It is a peace tree where students were able to place a thumb print in ink as a symbol of a leaf on the tree and sign it.

 

It is meant to symbolize the togetherness and the thought that all of us together can make our school better. They pledged to stand together to try to eliminate the demeaning segregation that happens in high school.

 

Thank you for the inspiration!


I mean, come on! Awesome, right?! Thank you, Mr. Ward! And thank you, Mr. Ward's students, for reading, and being inspired by, Hate List!


Less Than Three!

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Seems like I have been waiting for this conference foreeeever, and now it's finally almost here! Just in time for anti-bullying month, come join me, and a whole bunch of amazing authors, at the Less Than Three conference, a YA Lit/Anti-bullying conference designed to rally against bullying. TICKET SALES END ON SATURDAY, so get yours now!


What: Less Than Three Conference

Where: Saint Charles City-County Library District's Spencer Road Branch

When: Saturday, Oct. 19th, 8AM - 6:30PM

Why: Because bullying sucks and being part of the solution is awesome. 


See you there!




Torn Away ARCs are here!

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (2)

And they are beautiful! What do you think of the cover? I'm in love!


THOUSAND WORDS Launch Party!

Posted on May 18, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Now that conference-palooza is over (thank you to ALL of you who came to see me, grab signed books and swag, etc.), I am in full preparation for my THOUSAND WORDS launch party. I haven't done a launch since HATE LISTcame out in 2009, so we are going all out! 


In addition to a short reading and a signing, I am going to be giving away TONS of great stuff, including:


*A $300 photography package from Natasha Lynn Photography

*A Canon PowerShot digital camera with bag

*An original piece of THOUSAND WORDS-inspired artwork

*A $25 Shutterfly gift card

*Three "Mack's Candy Bag"


Plus bookmarks, swag, and cookies for everyone!


NOTE: if you are in the Lee's Summit school district, we are also making a THOUSAND WORDS mother-daughter summer read program, complete with luncheon in August. Check with your school librarian for details, or email me at jenniferbrownya@gmail.com


So come on out and see me! 

Where: Readers World, 983 NE Rice Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

When: Saturday, May 25th, 2PM


See you then!

RT Convention 2013!

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

So excited, you guys! RT is coming to KC, so guess who wouldn't miss it for the world? That's right, this girl right here! Come see me!


Here's my schedule:


Friday, May 3rd:

YA PANEL: Let's Get Serious -- Tackling Issues in YA

Time: 5pm - 6pm

Mezzanine Level, Empire B



Saturday, May 4th:

Giant Book Signing: 11am - 2pm


NOTE: THE FIRST 20 PEOPLE AT MY SIGNING TABLE WILL RECEIVE A FREE SIGNED ARC OF THOUSAND WORDS!


Author Speed-Dating: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Mezzanine Level, Empire A, B, and C

Teen Day party: 6:15pm - 8pm

PERFECT ESCAPE Paperback Cover Reveal

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

PERFECT ESCAPE is getting shiny new duds for its paperback release. Love those colors! 



Book Talking Bitter End in Baton Rouge!

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

So I'm back from a whirlwind few weeks, which involved an extended family birthday party gathering in Branson, MO, a KU Writing Conference in Lawrence, KS, where I got to meet the amazing Wendelin Van Draanen, and a crazy four days at Disney World.

Now I'm preparing for my next event, which is The Louisiana Book Festival, held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday, October 27th. I'm so excited for this event, because not only do I get to officially receive my Young Readers Choice Award for Hate List, but I get to book talk Bitter End! So if you're in the area, come on out. I'd love to see you! (And bring me a beignet -- I've never had one!) For more information about the event, CLICK HERE. See you there!


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