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My Soul to Save Contest Winners Announced

My Soul to Save Contest Winners Announced

We are excited to announce the winners of our first-ever giveaway here at Novel Novice. For three weeks, we gave you multiple opportunities to enter for a chance to win one of three copies of My Soul to Save by Rachel K. Vincent (courtesy Harlequin Teen). The winners are: Elizabeth Hannah Brooke I e-mailed the […]

Posted February 26, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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Lauren Kate: Fallen Q&A Part 4

Lauren Kate: Fallen Q&A Part 4

Today marks the final part of our week-long feature & exclusive interview with Lauren Kate, author of Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. We like to end things on a fun note, so here are our flash questions & Lauren’s answers: If you could trade places with one person for a single day, who […]

Posted February 26, 2010 by Sara in Author Q&A, Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Part III: Author Reactions to Common Sense Media

Part III: Author Reactions to Common Sense Media

In Part II of our series on Common Sense Media’s reviews on www.barnesandnoble.com, we presented both sides of the argument — what they are doing right and what needs tweaking. Today we bring you reactions from the authors themselves– a LiveJournal comment and several Tweets. Please understand that some of the Tweets from authors were responses to questions […]

Posted February 25, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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[Fill in the blank] are the new vampires

[Fill in the blank] are the new vampires

Vampires have been the hot thing in Young Adult lit the last few years thanks to the popularity of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga and other series such as The Vampire Diaries and The House of Night. Now, it seems everyone wants dibs on “the new vampire” … there have been several supernatural creatures to claim […]

Posted February 25, 2010 by Sara in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Lauren Kate: Fallen Q&A Part 3

Lauren Kate: Fallen Q&A Part 3

Our exclusive interview with Lauren Kate continues today. She’s the amazing author of Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. Today, we ask Lauren about writing, education & some of our other favorite questions: Many of our readers are young writers and teachers. Can you tell us about your writing process? (Do you use an […]

Posted February 25, 2010 by Sara in Author Q&A, Uncategorized / 2 Comments
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Merlin’s Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton

Merlin’s Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton

I must confess; when it comes to various takes on the Arthur legend, I’m a bit of a non-traditionalist. I prefer the likes of Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Disney’s The Sword in the Stone to more traditional retellings. However, despite my penchant for the … goofier … versions of the tale, I […]

Posted February 25, 2010 by Sara in Book Review / 1 Comment
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Part II: Common Sense Media firestorm

Part II: Common Sense Media firestorm

In Part I of this story, we told you the basics about the controversy surrounding reviews of YA books by Common Sense Media, which are now posted on www.barnesandnoble.com. In Part II, we’ll take a look at some of the reactions and opinions about the reviews. On her Web site, author Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries, among […]

Posted February 25, 2010 by in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
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