Monthly Archives: September 2011

RTW: BEST BOOK I READ IN SEPTEMBER

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the…

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Book Review: THE QUEEN OF KENTUCKY

The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker “Fourteen-year-old Kentucky girl Ricki Jo Winstead, who would preferred to be called Ericka, thank you very much, is eager to shed her farmer’s daughter roots and become part of the popular crowd at…

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YA HIGHWAY ROAD TRIP WEDNESDAY

  Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on…

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“Author Photo” Phobia….ehnn

So, I need an author photo.  Dilemma 1: What to Wear.  Dilemma 2: How will I get through an hour of someone taking pictures of JUST ME?  Dilemma 1: Fixed.   I went through my closet and settled on a couple…

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TITLE IS CONFIRMED!

Just had a phone call with my editor Pam.  I am happy to report that, after much deliberation, Title Purgatory * has come to an end!  Little Brown/Poppy and I have come to an agreement on a title… Are you…

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YA Highway Roadtrip Wednesday!

Okay, so the YA Highway prompt is “What themes, settings, motifs, scenes, or other elements do you find recurring in your work?”  For me?  Lake Erie and parking lots. (Parking lots. Glamorous, I know…) Growing up in a suburb of…

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Whew!

Turned final draft in last night!  Time to celebrate…or um, go teach freshman writing.  Same diff, right?  *sighs loudly… I’ll announce the title of the book later this week!    Colleen

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