Jennifer Bradbury (SHIFT) recently sold two more books to Atheneum Books for Young Readers. WRAPPED features seventeen year old Agnes Wilkins on the eve of her debut in 1815 London. The young adult adventure/mystery features mummies, espionage, and plenty of Jane Austen references. WRAPPED will come out in come out in Summer 2010, and its sequel will be available the following year.
Five class of 2k8ers have been mini-touring around southern New England this week. M.P. Barker, Ellen Booraem, Marissa Doyle, N.A. Nelson, and Courtney Sheinmel, have been touting the advantages of networking for writers and readers at Barnes & Noble stores in Enfield, CT, and Holyoke & Worcester, MA. Read all about them in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the Hartford Courant.
They also squeezed a networking lunch into their schedules with kidlit writers D.Dina Friedman, Jeannine Atkins, Nancy Castaldo, Mellissa Stewart, and M.W. Penn, and assorted readers and friends, sharing the joys and woes of the writer's life. Read about it on Jeannine's blog, and see Jeannine's photos of those bright shining 2k8 faces and their bright shining books.
Come back on Monday to better get to know debut MG author, Courtney Sheinmel. It's her launch week and we can't wait to learn all about My So-Called Family.