Rotten Samurai News

>> Thursday, January 17, 2008

It's been a good couple of weeks for Something Rotten and Samurai Shortstop here at Gratz Industries. First, the mail brought copies of the Rotten audio, produced by Listening Library. It's a fun listen, as we found when we put it in for a drive down to Asheville recently. Jo even enjoyed it; I turned it off after the first chapter, thinking she wouldn't really be following it, and she asked to keep listening to see who killed Hamilton's daddy! Later she fell asleep, which I won't take too personally.

The same day I got a package from editor Liz--advance copies of the Samurai Shortstop paperback due out this February! They kept the same great cover, but the spine is black, which I think looks great.

And this week, both books won national acclaim from YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association! First, the Samurai Shortstop audio (also by Listening Library) was named to the 2008 YALSA "Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults" list. The same day, Something Rotten was named to the 2008 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list!

Thanks once again to the librarians of America for showing me and my books the love. Right back at you!


Post a Comment

Hello! Thanks for dropping by our blog. Feel free to agree or disagree with us, or just chime in with moral support. We leave most everything, but we of course reserve the right to delete anything that's needlessly nasty, profane, or spam. Now, if you'll just insert your two cents into the slot below...

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Read Alan's archived newsletters here.

Blog Archive

Swell Stuff

My Etsy Favorites

  © Blogger template Simple n' Sweet by 2009

Back to TOP