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Writers + Librarians + Students = Good Times

I had a wonderful time at the Texas Library Association Conference in Ft. Worth on Thursday and Friday! I had so much fun, in fact, that I completely forgot to take pictures! :( Oh, well.  Fortunately, I found a couple that relate to my time there.

Here I am on a panel with the other featured authors for this year’s Spirit of Texas Reading Program- Middle School. So glad they captured my best side. Ha.

Me, Karen Blumenthal, Chris Barton, Veronica Goldbach, Andrea White

 

Although I’m not in this pic, I did get to spend a little fun time with these two lovely Amarillo ladies. My friend and critique bud, Anita Howard, whose amazing cover for her upcoming novel UNHINGED was revealed at the conference. And Crockett Middle School’s librarian, Sharon Brooks Cooper.

TXLA Anita

A.G. Howard and Sharon Cooper

 

Thanks to everyone who came through my line at the booksigning. And to everyone else who made this year’s TLA an amazing success!

 

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THROUGH HER EYES Chosen for the 2013 Tayshas List!

tayshas I’m ending 2012 with some awesome book news! Through Her Eyes was selected to be on the 2013 Tayshas through_her_eyes_High School Reading List!

A little (humble) bragging, if I may: Here’s a little snippet from the notification I received from the Texas Library Association. “The Tayshas reading list highlights the best fiction and non-fiction books for Texas teens. It is one of the most respected state reading lists in the country…”

How cool is that?!

Some of my all-time favorite books and authors have been on the Tayshas list in the past. Here are just a few:

SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson
JOY SCHOOL by Elizabeth Berg
PLACES I NEVER MEANT TO BE by Judy Blume
MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU by Mary Higgins Clark
DREAMLAND by Sarah Dessen
LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green
INCANTATION by Alice Hoffman
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Sue Monk Kidd
OWL IN LOVE by Patrice Kindle
THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy
SHINE by Lauren Myracle
BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver
THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary Pearson
NINETEEN MINUTES by Jodi Picoult
THE LOVELY BONES by Alice Sebold
DOUBLE HELIX by Nancy Werlin
I AM THE MESSENGER and THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

Now you understand why I’m jumping up and down!

To read more about the Tayshas list click here

You can read more about and/or purchase Through Her Eyes at the following sites Amazon   Barnes & Noble   IndieBound   Harper Teen

 

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Twice is Nice!

Two of my back list books in two different genres are re-releasing today — both dressed up in brand new duds! My young adult novel Through Her Eyes is available for the first time in paperback, and my paranormal romantic comedy Shocking Behavior is available from Samhain Publishing in ebook format with a completely different cover. Check ‘em out!

  Every ghost has a story to tell . . .

The last thing Tansy Piper wanted was to move to the middle of nowhere  in   Cedar Canyon, Texas. Once there, her life takes a chilling turn when she finds a pocket watch, a journal of poetry, and a tiny crystal in the cellar of her new home.

The items belonged to Henry, a troubled teenager who lived in the house and died decades earlier. And Tansy, an amateur photographer, soon discovers that through the crystal and her photographs, she can become part of Henry’s surreal black-and-white world.

But the more time Tansy spends in the past, the more her present world fades away. Can she escape Henry’s dangerous reality before losing touch with her own life forever?

Amazon     Barnesandnoble.com  Harper Teen

 

She might not be able to see him, but she knows how he makes her feel.

Growing up with a mad scientist as a father wasn’t easy, and J.T. Drake wants nothing to do with his dad’s wild experiments now that he’s an adult. But when a late-night trip to his father’s lab results in a newfound gift for invisibility, only his father’s assistant, Rosalyn Peabody, can help him.

Rosalyn has never met her boss’s son, but she knows he’s an ungrateful child who doesn’t appreciate his father’s genius. And yet, every time they touch, sparks fly. But will their undeniable chemistry continue even after J.T. is cured? And can a science-phobic man and a science-focused woman find happiness together?


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Why I’m Loving This Week So Far…

1. Great news came my way yesterday! I’ve been selected as a featured author for the first Spirit of Texas Reading Program — Middle School. To quote the Texas Library Association, “The Spirit of Texas Reading Program is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART) of the Texas Library Association. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6-8 to explore a variety of current, quality books from Texas Authors, develop critical reading skills, and to encourage greater interaction between Texas authors, Texas Librarians, and Texas school children.”  My young adult novel THROUGH HER EYES will be the focus of a “ready-to-use” library program. See http://txla.org/groups/SpiritofTXMiddleSchool for more information on this wonderful program. I’m looking forward to visiting with teens in Texas libraries, and I’ll be heading to Ft. Worth in April to join the Spirit of Texas Session at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference. I’m excited and also very honored!

2. More great news from my publisher yesterday. THROUGH HER EYES will be released in paperback on September 18 — just two months away! I hope the paperback introduces Tansy, Papa Dan, Henry and the rest of the residents of Cedar Canyon, both living and dead, to more new readers.

and finally . . . I’m loving this week because . . .

3. BLAME IT ON THE BABY (adult romantic comedy), a short novella that I originally published in 1999, was re-released on Tuesday as a $1.99 e-book with a brand new cover. (Love that baby bump!) BLAME IT ON THE BABY features the young couple Tory and Dillon from BODY AND SOUL. They’re married now and expecting a baby . . . only things get mixed up in a big way when an act of fate results in Dillon becoming the first man ever to experience being pregnant. This was a very fun story to write! Having Dillon switch bodies with Tory was sweet revenge. I mean, what pregnant woman hasn’t wished that her husband could trade places with her for just one minute?

Here’s hoping the good weeks keep on coming! I hope yours is great so far, too.

Happy Reading,

Jennifer

 

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