Sunday, February 6, 2011

Last Night's Live Chat

So, last night's chat was a huge success -- we'll be doing it again with four or five different authors tonight at 8 p.m. EST. I wanted to post everyone's covers last night in case you wanted to know more about their books, and I reckon I'll do it again tomorrow night for this night's batch. Etcetera, etcetera.

Without further ado (There is frequently further ado on this blog, I've discovered), the authors from last night were:

Saundra Mitchell - A screenwriter and author, Saundra Mitchell penned the screenplays for the Fresh Films and Girls in the Director's Chair short film series. Now an executive producer and head writer for the programs, she mentors young screenwriters from first page to production.

Her short story "Ready to Wear" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her first feature film, Revenge Ends, debuted on the festival circuit in 2008. Her debut novel, SHADOWED SUMMER, won The Society of Midland Authors Book Award for Children's Fiction, was a 2010 Edgar® Award Nominee, a VOYA Summer Reading selection, a Junior Library Guild selection, and an ALAN Pick in 2009.

In her free time, she enjoys studying history, papermaking, and spending time with her husband and her two children. She lives in Indianapolis and welcomes you to visit her on the Web at

Victoria Schwab - Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes", "like", and "y'all". She lives in Nashville, TN when she is not wandering in search of buried treasure, fairy tales, and good tea.

Beth Revis - Beth Revis grew up in western North Carolina reading the classics of CS Lewis and Madeleine L'Engle and devouring YA fantasy and science fiction by Robin McKinley, Patricia Wrede, and Orson Scott Card. Her debut novel, a sci fi novel for teens who don't like sci fi, is coming from Penguin/Razorbill in January 11, 2011. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, the first of a trilogy, tells the story of a girl born of Earth but cryogenically frozen for a centuries-long trip across the universe and the boy born on the ship who she meets when she's woken up fifty years too early.

Myra McEntire - Myra McEntire knows the words to every R&B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in the country music capital of America where her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated, she chose to channel her mad word skills into creating sultry Southern timeslip novels. But if you catch her at a signing, she can probably be convinced to rap with you anyway.

So again, we'll be live again tonight at 8 p.m. here: Come ask questions!
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