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YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: Meg Cabot AGAIN!

April 20, 2010

In honor of today’s release of Meg Cabot’s newest book in the Airhead series, Runaway, we are revisiting Meg’s YAuthor Stalking profile–which was also our VERY FIRST YAstalk post! Can’t get enough Meg Cabot? me neither! which is why Thursday night I will camped out in front of twitter for the MEG CABOT TWITTER PARTY where she will be answering questions and GIVING OUT PRIZES SUCH AS AN IPAD!!! See all the caps I used?! I’m that excited! See you there!

Has anyone else realized how awesome YA Authors are?! And more specifically, how easy it is to discover how awesome YA Authors are because they are totally accessible?! I call this YAuthor Stalking, and here is how you do it: pick an author, read their books, go to their website to check for free ARC (advanced reader copy) contests, send them an email explaining why you loved their books and how much you deserve a free ARC, read their blog because their blog posts are like mini awesome books, become their friend on facebook so you can comment on their status updates, watch their youtube videos and post them on your facebook so your friends can see how awesome you are for liking an awesome author, and last, follow the author on twitter and repeatedly tweet at them “I’M READING YOUR BOOK RIGHT NOW!” So easy, right?!

So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. First up is the brilliantly fabulous Meg Cabot!

megbiophotoAuthor: Meg Cabot
Books: Princess Diaries Series; Mediator Series; How to be Popular; Avalon High and Avalon High Coronation and a million others
Email: meg@megcabot.com
Website: http://www.megcabot.com
Blog: http://www.megcabot.com/diary
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/megcabot
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MegginCabot
Twitter: http://twitter.com/megcabot/

Amber’s Meg Cabot Adventure:
Last February, I jumped in the car with a bunch of nerdy girls and drove to Naperville,IL to meet Meg Cabot at the Children’s Literature Breakfast put on by Anderson’s Bookshop. I had emailed her a couple days before telling her to keep an eye out for us, so when we bombarded her at her table to give her a Meg Cabot doll we had fashioned out of a Barbie the night before, she was not weirded out at all :-) She even mentioned meeting us in her blog that evening which resulted in much screaming and dancing around the apartment.

Nerdy girls and Meg Cabot!

Nerdy girls and Meg Cabot!

Have you met Meg Cabot? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber at ajansen@davenportlibrary.com and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!

YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: David Levithan

April 13, 2010

So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is the Rad-Reads-writin’ David Levithan!

David LevithanAuthor: David Levithan
Books: Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Love is the Higher Law, Geektastic, First Kiss (Then Tell), This is Push, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Boy Meets Boy, and many others!
When he’s not being an Author: He’s being the EDITORIAL DIRECTOR at Scholastic and the FOUNDING EDITOR at Push!
Website: www.davidlevithan.com
Blog: http://davidmusicpoll.blogspot.com/
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/davidlevithan
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Levithan/571411252

Click on this link to see an interview with David about LGBT literature and censorship of his books:
http://www.sheistoofondofbooks.com/2009/09/26/guest-post-david-levithan-on-censorship/

Here is David and John acting out scenes from Chapter 4 of Will Grayson, Will Grayson:

John also gives some more info about the book and his collaboration with David on Vlogbrothers:

Have you met David Levithan? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!

YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: L. Divine

April 6, 2010

So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is L. Divine!

L. Divine, the author of the Drama High seriesAuthor: L. Divine
Books: the Drama High Series! Here are a few of the latest titles: Culture Clash, Holidaze, Keep it Movin’
Email: ldivine@dramahigh.com
Website: http://www.dramahigh.com/
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/ldivine

Check out the vid below where L. Divine brews some coffee, answers some of your questions and shows how she performs her morning prayers and libations– I am just in total awe of her and women like her who just shine with intelligence and confidence!

Have you met L. Divine? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!

YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: Heather Brewer + BONUS Teen Youtube Winner for Best Suspense

March 30, 2010

So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is minion-hoarding Heather Brewer!

Heather Brewer, author of the Chronicles of Vladimir TodAuthor: Heather Brewer
Books: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites, Ninth Grade Slays, Tenth Grade Bleeds, Eleventh Grade Burns, and coming soon: Twelfth Grade Kills and Bloodbound
Contact: www.heatherbrewer.com/bio.php
Author Website: www.heatherbrewer.com
Vladimir Tod Website: www.vladtod.com
Blog: http://heatherbrewer.com/blog/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/heatherbrewer
Fanpop: http://www.fanpop.com/spots/the-chronicles-of-vladimir-tod
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Chronicles-of-Vladimir-Tod/19186466831

GET FREE MINION BLING FROM HEATHER!!!! http://www.heatherbrewer.com/minionbling.php

BONUSSSSSSS! Here is the winner of the Teen Youtube’s Best Suspense Award which happens to be a Book Trailer for Eighth Grade Bites:

So I have to be honest and say that I have never played The Sims; I am too afraid of getting sucked into it for days and days and years…but the idea of role-playing books is so CRAZY FANTASTIC that I am in complete awe. Has anyone else created a book trailer/fanfiction video from the Sims or Second Life?! I can has them to see plz?

Have you met Heather Brewer? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!

YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: Cassandra Clare

March 24, 2010

Wait! When did Tuesday become Wednesday?! ACK! oh well, lets pretend that it is Tuesday, k?

So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is Cassandra Clare!

Author Cassandra ClareAuthor: Cassandra Clare
Books: The Mortal Instrument Series: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass and Geektastic, Vacations from Hell, The Eternal Kiss and Coming Soon: Mortal Instruments 4: City of Fallen Angels and The Infernal Devices 1: The Clockwork Angel
Email: cassandraclare at gmail.com but read her FAQs first!
Website: www.cassandraclare.com
Blog: http://cassandraclare.livejournal.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/cassieclare
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Cassandraclare
Mortal Instruments Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/hebelmet

3 Wonderful Things:

1. Click here to see the chapter titles (SPOILER ALERT) for the fourth installment of Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels!
2. The Mortal Instruments is going to get graphicfied! Get the details here: http://www.mortalinstruments.com/graphicnovels.html
3. So old news but in case you forgot: MORTAL INSTRUMENTS WAS OPTIONED FOR A MOVIE YAY! See Cassandra’s thoughts on it here: http://www.cassandraclare.com/cms/faqs#movie

Who would be in your Mortal Instruments’ Dream Cast?! Check out this fan’s dreamy dreams below–Agree or Disagree?

Have you met Cassandra Clare? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!

YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: Lauren Myracle

March 16, 2010

So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is lolz-inducing Lauren Myracle!

Author: Lauren Myracle
Books: Peace, Love & Baby Ducks, Ttyl, Ttfn, L8r, Gtr, Let it Snow, Bliss, How to Be Bad, First Kiss (Then Tell) and more
Email: lauren@laurenmyracle.com
Website: www.laurenmyracle.com
Blog: http://lauren-myracle.livejournal.com/
Deepest, Darkest Secrets: http://laurenmyracle.com/secrets.html
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LaurenMyracle
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/myraclewriter
Ning: http://peacelovebabyducks.ning.com/

Awesome Author Does What?!

On Oct. 27, 2008, Lauren dared 13 of her fellow YAuthors to scare themselves in a Halloween Scare-a-thon (both to prove their unwimpiness and for entertainment). For her contribution, Lauren chose to perform the dance to Thriller in public–a dance that haunted her since Jr. High when a teacher told her in front of her whole class to “just stand there in a zombie pose” because she couldn’t do the dance properly. See the original blogpost here: http://lauren-myracle.livejournal.com/37608.html (and be sure to check out the following entries to see which authors stepped up to the dare and lost their wienie hats!) I totally feel like going on a DARING spree now…just as long as no one dares me back…

Have you met Lauren Myracle? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!

YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: Alyson Noël

March 9, 2010

So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is Alyson Noël!

Author: Alyson Noël
Books: Evermore, Blue Moon, and Shadowland (which make up the Immortals series> Look for no. 4, Dark Flame, and a spin-off, Radiance, coming soon!) and First Kiss (Then Tell), Kiss & Blog, Laguna Cove, and more!
Contact: Alyson’s b-board
Website: www.alysonnoel.com
Blog: http://alysonnoel.com/blog.html
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AlysonNoel/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alyson.noel
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/alysonnoel
Teen Fiction Cafe: http://teenfictioncafe.blogspot.com/ <—this is a blog written by Alyson and lots of other fun YA authors. Be sure to check it out this week because they are celebrating their three year anniversary and giving away lots of free stuff!

Wanna learn to see auras like Ever in the Immortal Series?! Alyson put these simple instructions on her website at: http://www.alysonnoel.com/IMMORTALS/extras.php. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but I think a facebook quiz once told me my aura was Violet… however might not be too accurate since, you know, FACEBOOK CAN’T SEE ME! or at least I hope not… :::paranoid face:::

The aura is the colorful electromagnetic field that surrounds all living things. With some practice, you can see an aura too!

Here’s how:

Turn the lights low but not off. You want the room dim with just enough light so that you can still see in front of you.

If you’re with another person, have them stand before a white background, if not, hold your hands before a white background.

Relax. Seriously, relax! Your gaze needs to be soft in order for this to work. So while you want to maintain your gaze, you don’t want to give a hard stare.

If you’re with a friend, focus on the area just around them (with a soft gaze). After a few seconds you should be able to see a white glow around them if not color. This is the aura—you did it!

If you’re alone, bring your index fingers together until they just barely touch, then gaze softly at the space between them. You can move your fingers back and forth if you want (but don’t touch) until you notice the glow just between them.

If you saw a white glowing light—congrats! If you saw color—wow! If you didn’t see anything, don’t worry, keep trying—you’ll get it eventually!

EVER’S AURA COLOR CHART

Red: Energy, strength, anger, sexuality, passion, fear, ego
Orange: Self-control, ambition, courage, thoughtfulness, lack of will, apathetic

Yellow: Optimistic, happy, intellectual, friendly, indecisive, easily led

Green:Peaceful, healing, compassion, deceitful, jealous

Blue: Spiritual, loyal, creative, sensitive, kind, moody

Violet: Highly spiritual, wisdom, intuition

Indigo: Benevolence, highly intuitive, seeker

Pink: Love, sincerity, friendship

Gray: Depression, sadness, exhaustion, low energy, skepticism

Brown: Greed, self-involvement, opinionated

Black: Lacking energy, illness, imminent death

White: Perfect balance

Have you met Alyson Noël? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!