For my last post in Random Acts of Publicity Week, I’m sending out some love to my author friends:
Jaqueline Kelly‘s debut novel, The Evolution of Capurnia Tate, won the 2010 Newbury Award. The book tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who takes an interest in nature as she learns what’s it means to be a girl in the turn of the century.
Bethany Hegedus is the author of two middle-grade books, Between Us Baxters and Truth With a Capital T, about girls, secrets and family.
Jenny Moss‘ first book, Winnie’s War, is a historical middle-grade novel and won the Bank Streets Children’s Books of the Year award. She has also published two more novels, both young adult: the fantasy adventure Shadow and the romance Taking Off.
Jennifer Zeigler‘s three young adult novels are Alpha Dog, How NOT To Be Popular and the most recent, Sass & Serendity, a tribute to, you guessed it… Her How NOT To be Popular is being developed as a movie.
PJ Hoover recently published her first young adult novel, Solstice, this year, but prior to that, she wrote the Forgotten Worlds Trilogy for middle-grade readers,
Jessica Lee Anderson‘s young adult novel Calli is the latest in a line of five books. Jessica’s other work are the novels Border Crossing and Trudy and the non-fiction books What Is a Living Thing? and Presidential Pets.
Kari Ann Holt, or K.A. Holt as her reader fans might know her, has two books: the outerspace adventure Mike Stellar: Nerves of Steel and the zombie haiku novel Brains For Lunch.
Gwen Cooper is the only author of adult books on my list. Her first novel is Diary of a South Beach Party Girl, and her second, Homer’s Odyssey, about Gwen’s amazing eye-less cat, is a New York Times bestseller.
Great writers. Great books. Check them out.