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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

readergirlz: September is All About Triumph!

I'm pleased to share this great news from readergirlz!

We are facing the new school year with Triumph at rgz! We are happy to announce our very first Author in Residence, Beth Kephart. This critically acclaimed, gracious writer will be on the rgz team through December. Check out her mini-issue at the rgz website. Watch our blog for Beth’s monthly vlog entries about writing, which will include contests! Come welcome this author of HOUSE OF DANCE, UNDERCOVER, and NOTHING BUT GHOSTS!

rgz welcomes Kristin Cashore!
In September we are honored to host Kristin Cashore as our featured author. We’ll discuss her engaging fantasy, GRACELING. You can talk about related topics all month at the rgz blog. rgz LIVE! with Kristin will be held there on September 16th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern. Join our celebration of Katsa and her amazing journey.

Snatch up the postergirlz recommended reads to accompany Graceling:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Princess Ben by Catherine Murdock
The Attolia books by Meghan Whalen Turner
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers by Deborah Reber and Lisa Fyfe

Teen Read Week Tribute!
Do you love YALSA's Teen Read Week? Let it out at your blog through a post or vlog, then send the link to readergirlz@gmail.com. Subject line: Your name, TRW Tribute. We’ll collect all the contributions and post them at the rgz blog in a 24 hour time span. Tell us about your recent release, or a book you love dearly, and then give a shout out for Teen Read Week. The tribute will run October 23!

rgz Launch Party with Janet Lee Carey!
Join the STEALING DEATH Launch Party with rgz co-founder, Janet Lee Carey on Wednesday, September 30, at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern! We’ll be chatting about her new fantasy release with Egmont and that received a starred review in SLJ. Congrats, Janet! We heart you!

Give a welcome to our newest rgz SALON appointment: Lyn Miller-Lachmann, editor of MultiCultural Review and author of GRINGOLANDIA. She’ll be bringing reviews of multicultural titles to the rgz blog. Thanks, Lyn! Nancy Pearl, Sharon Levin, Judy Nelson, and Rene Kirkpatrick will enjoy the company, I’m sure.

As always, if you have any suggestions for our award winning online book community, contact us at divas@readergirlz.com.

Thanks for joining us as we read, reflect, and reach out!

Best in books,
the readergirlz divas~

Lorie Ann Grover, Hold Me Tight
Dia Calhoun, Avielle of Rhia
Holly Cupala, Tell Me A Secret (2010)
Justina Chen Headley, North of Beautiful
Melissa Walker, Lovestruck Summer

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beth said...

Great line-up! I see a lot of books that I'll be recommending to my students here.

T. Anne said...

Wow, Sept. is awesome here! Cannot wait =)

Beth Kephart said...

I'm lucky person, to be joining your readergirlz family for a spell.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for helping spread the word! Here's to a great month!