28
Jul

novaren:

novaren:

This is what my novel The Walls Around Us looked like last September, when I was deep into writing it at a studio at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire…

Very, very soon you will see what The Walls Around Us looks like now. 

(The book will be out March 24, 2015, from Algonquin.)

Remember this image. :) This is my book while I was writing it!

26
Jul
newleafliterary:

Some of the New Leaf girls participated in the Phildelphia Color Run this weekend, aka #YARunsa5K! One of the organizers was our very own Susan Dennard, and we got a great group shot before the race.

Thank you SO MUCH for your support! It means more than you’ll ever know!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Glad you guys had fun! <3

newleafliterary:

Some of the New Leaf girls participated in the Phildelphia Color Run this weekend, aka #YARunsa5K! One of the organizers was our very own Susan Dennard, and we got a great group shot before the race.

Thank you SO MUCH for your support! It means more than you’ll ever know!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Glad you guys had fun! <3

24
Jul

orphanblack:

Orphan Black COSPLAYERS at Comic-Con!

Fun fact: Helena fashioned a tail out of clay. Reporters were into it.

Also: Tatiana spotted Helena as Sarah as Beth. What was in Helena as Sarah as Beth’s bag? A muffin.

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We ran out of time and couldn’t do the cosplay contest, but everyone here is a winner. If one of the cosplayers above is YOU, please tweet us @OrphanBlack.

(via bibliogato)

24
Jul

weneeddiversebooks:

The #WNDB team is DELIGHTED to announce that it has recently welcomed some new team members! We’ll be highlighting them on this site over the next few days. Please give a warm welcome to Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung, who have been working night and day as newly-minted #WNDB Webmasters. 

Bryce and Kristy are engineers and a husband and wife writing tag-team Their awesome middle grade debut Little Miss Evil (Spencer Hill Middle Grade) comes out March 1, 2015. Here’s the blurb for their book:

When you live in a volcano, ride to school in a helicopter, and regularly see your dad on the news with the caption “EVIL GENIUS” underneath his picture, it takes a lot to rattle you.

Until you get a message that says: We have your father. Deliver the NOVA in 24 hours or we will kill him.

What’s a NOVA you ask? It’s a nuclear bomb capable of turning the city into a radioactive mushroom cloud, and ever since Fiona’s dad built it, it’s caused nothing but grief. But telling him to stop building weapons is like telling Michelangelo to stop painting.


And that’s why thirteen-year-old Fiona has a flamethrower strapped to her arm. After all, who’d mess with a girl who can throw fireballs?

Apparently, these guys.

Big mistake.

Give Bryce and Kristy a warm welcome by adding Little Miss Evil to your Goodreads shelf. And when our amazing new #WNDB website goes up, know that they deserve the lion’s share of the credit! 

Yay, Bryce and Kristy!!!

Welcome!!! <3

24
Jul
tiffanyschmidtwrites:

behindthebloom:

We’re so excited to announce Sarah J. Maas’s US tour for HEIR OF FIRE! And we’re especially psyched about (and grateful to) the special guests who will be joining her. We hope to see some of you there!

Is it September 3rd  yet? No, seriously, WHY so long until 9/3???

tiffanyschmidtwrites:

behindthebloom:

We’re so excited to announce Sarah J. Maas’s US tour for HEIR OF FIRE! And we’re especially psyched about (and grateful to) the special guests who will be joining her. We hope to see some of you there!

Is it September 3rd  yet? No, seriously, WHY so long until 9/3???

22
Jul
And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

(Source: azspot, via elloellenoh)