Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's Sunday, but I'm in no mood to wait till business hours begin to post this news. (If you follow my Twitter or are my Facebook friend, you already heard this.) Here's an excerpt from Publishers Marketplace:

"July 23, 2010
Children's: Young Adult
Steve Brezenoff's TWO SUMMERS AROUND THE FIRE, to Andrew Karre at Carolrhoda Lab . . . for publication in Fall 2011. . . ."

In other words, YA MS the Third is now officially YA Novel the Second! Well, I guess we can just call it Two Summers around the Fire, since it says the name right there in the announcement. If the title changes, we can worry about that later.

Anyway, yay! To celebrate, I will buy these shoes:

Free books

Friday, July 16, 2010

It's another pointing post, and this time I won't be able to happy it up with a new sketch. That's because I'm too lazy to go fire up the attic computer and scanner.

But that's okay, because I am about to point you at another opportunity to win a copy of The Absolute Value of -1, bringing the current number of copies up for grabs to two!

As a reminder, you can still go comment over at Kurtis's blog for a chance to win there. Plus, the always classy Posh over at Forever Young Adult dropped a review yesterday, and -- I forgot to mention this when I twittered it and linked it on Facebook -- she's also got a copy to give away. So go comment there, too.

Of course, has started shipping the book already, so if you don't win either copy up for grabs, you can get your own right away anyway.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Consider this mainly a pointing post: Head over to Kurtis Scaletta's blog, Mud, Mambas, and Mushrooms, and read the interview he conducted with me, all friendly like. Then, if you're so inclined, enter by leaving a comment (on Kurtis's blog, that is) to win a free copy of The Absolute Value of -1.

Secondarily, I'm posting a sketch I did last week, with the intention of demonstrating that I've gotten a little better in a few days of practice. I'll keep practicing, and I won't quit my day job, particularly because I don't have one.

Mumien ved Midnat

I've been translated! Not sure as to which language into, but here's photographic evidence:

Tens of thousands of words

Monday, July 12, 2010

Local writer, Otter, and friend of the Exile Kurtis Scaletta will be celebrating the release of his second middle grade novel, Mamba Point, tomorrow. On Saturday, he'll conduct a reading and signing at local favorite indie Red Balloon Bookshop in Saint Paul.

Until then, though, if you want to learn all there is to know about the new novel, random image collages, and what Shirley Bassey did to Big Bird, you can watch this trailer. They say "a picture is worth a thousand words." Here, Kurtis proves that pictures are indeed worth far more than a thousand words, and many of them you probably wouldn't have guessed.