Lauren Kate: Fallen Q&A Part 1

Lauren Kate: Fallen Q&A Part 1

Today kicks-off our four-part exclusive interview with author Lauren Kate. Yesterday, we introduced you to her two books, Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. Today, our interview focuses on her most recent book, Fallen. The concept of reincarnation is central to Fallen, as is the battle between good and evil. Yet no specific religion […]

Posted February 23, 2010 by Sara in Author Q&A, Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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New releases in Young Adult lit: Feb. 23, 2010

New releases in Young Adult lit: Feb. 23, 2010

Here’s what’s new today in YA lit: Goldstrike: A Thriller by Matt Whyman In Goldstrike, a fugitive teenager hacks into a state-of-the-art computer guarding priceless goods while on the run from the government and assassins. Violet Eyes (Once Upon a Time) by Debbie Viguie A Retelling of “The Princess and the Pea” When a storm brings the dashing Prince Richard […]

Posted February 23, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Books into Movies: Percy Jackson & Wimpy Kid

Books into Movies: Percy Jackson & Wimpy Kid

Our good friends at Reelz Channel are putting together a series on the growing trend of kids’ books (especially series with multiple books) being adapted into movies. This week they are focusing on Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Percy Jackson! They also mention the Harry Potter movies. I’m particularly fond of the interviews with […]

Posted February 22, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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Who’s on top? (Best sellers, that is)

Who’s on top? (Best sellers, that is)

Sorry this wasn’t posted yesterday — I was a bit under the weather. This week’s best sellers, according to The New York Times include Fallen by Lauren Kate (at No. 5) with whom we have a week of interviews! Read the first post in the series here. CHAPTER BOOKS This Week   Weeks on List 1 SWEET LITTLE […]

Posted February 22, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
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Introducing the books by author Lauren Kate

Introducing the books by author Lauren Kate

Author Lauren Kate was kind enough to do an interview recently with Novel Novice — and she was even kind enough to answer the gazillions of random questions we asked her! In fact, her answers were so awesome, we’re sharing her interview in four parts all week-long. But before we do that, we thought we’d […]

Posted February 22, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
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Beautiful Creatures in the Classroom: One teacher’s story!

Beautiful Creatures in the Classroom: One teacher’s story!

During their recent book tour to the South, Beautiful Creatures authors Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl met an awesome teacher, who was using their book in the classroom! Say what?! Yes, Adrien Alsobrook is teaching Beautiful Creatures to high schoolers in Tennessee! And there’s nothing we love more here at Novel Novice than awesome teachers […]

Posted February 21, 2010 by Sara in Classroom Ideas, Uncategorized / 9 Comments
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Creative Writing Weekend – The Finale!

Creative Writing Weekend – The Finale!

We have come to the end of our writing weekend, but hopefully this little series of exercises has inspired you to get on a regular writing routine. Because it does feel good to be creative every day, doesn’t it? In case you missed them, check out the borrowed text and secrets/truths prompts of the past […]

Posted February 21, 2010 by in Uncategorized, Writing / 0 Comments
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Writing Contest: Literary Lovers Mash-up!

Writing Contest: Literary Lovers Mash-up!

Spinebreakers in the UK is hosting an awesome contest, asking you to write a short, 200-word explosive love scene between two unlikely literary heroes: What would have happened if Tess of the D’Urbervilles had met Edward? Or Mr Darcy had fallen in love with Bella? Or, come to think of it, the world was rocked […]

Posted February 20, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized, Writing / 13 Comments
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