June 4th, 2009

Great news!

Going Too Far has been nominated by the Young Adult Library Services Association as a Best Book for Young Adults! Thanks to YALSA and to the very plugged-in fashionista_35, without whom I would never know anything. Congratulations to carriejones, rclementmoore, and the rest of the nominees!

Speaking of rclementmoore, Rosemary was in Birmingham recently speaking at a Southern Magic meeting and signing her books at Little Professor. Awww, look how Little Professor gave her roses to match her book covers.

I can't wait for Rosemary's book set in Alabama, The Splendor Falls, which will be published in September. And if you ever get a chance to hear Rosemary speak, please do--she is as smart and hilarious in person as she is in her books.

And speaking of smart and hilarious...Erin Downing's single title debut, Kiss It, will be published in summer 2010, and I got a chance to read it! Mark it on your calendar. This naughty YA was one of the best novels I've read in a long time. In the meantime, be sure to pick up a copy of her latest romantic comedy, Drive Me Crazy, and check out her account of her road to publication at Reviewer X.