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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bedeviled: Daddy's Little Angel Launch Party Pictures

Here are a few pics from my launch party (there's a whole album of them on Facebook -- and another one that I still need to upload).
This one here is some of the fabulous team from Penguin, agent extraordinaire Jodi Reamer, and amazing writer and instructor, Micol Ostow, (and me in the red).
A lot of my friends turned out to help me celebrate! Here are a few:
On top, some of the great people I met while taking MediaBistro classes. And below that, some of my awesome Fox 5 colleagues, Nick Gregory and Christina Park.

I've been very lucky to work with such wonderful people at Penguin. Here are a few of them!
Bonnie Bader, Editor-In-Chief of Grosset & Dunlap; Francesco Sedita, vice president and publisher of Grosset & Dunlap; Judy Goldschmidt, senior editor at Grosset & Dunlap (who is also my amazing editor!):

I love the Bedeviled covers! Here's the illustrator, J. David McKenney, and a pic of me with the book (complete with devil horns).

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Reading Tonight!

Hope you can all make it!
Here's the updated info. for tonight's reading.

Fall 2009 Teen Author Readings!at the Jefferson Market Library
425 6th Avenue at 10th Street, NYC

Wednesday, October 7
6-7:30 PM

Libba Bray, Going Bovine
Sarah Beth Durst, Ice
Shani Petroff, Bedeviled: Daddy’s Little Angel
Jeff Rivera, Forever My Lady
Courtney Sheinmel, My So-Called Family
Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot

Friday, October 2, 2009

Why I love Facebook

Sometimes things happen and they seem unfair, disastrous, and well, you get the point. But sometimes it's those awful things that lead to the amazing ones.

A friend and colleague of mine was let go from his job in June. A job he held for many years and loved. He wasn't sure what he was going to do next.

Like many of us, he was on Facebook--although begrudgingly. He really didn't want to sign up, but after constant prodding from a friend he did it. During his job searches, etc., he would log on, and reconnect with old friends. One was a woman from camp he hadn't seen in 25 years.

She lived in Los Angeles. He was in New York. He told her if she was ever in the area visiting her family they should grab lunch.

As luck, or fate, would have it--she was coming the next week.

They met and instantly hit it off.

She was a teacher and had summers off. He wasn't working either. They spent the whole time together--and fell in love.

Now he's moving to L.A. to be with her.

They're both 43 and never thought they'd find their soul mates-- until now.

He's beaming and says he never felt this way about anyone. I've never seen him look so happy.

Losing his job (and joining Facebook) may have been the best thing that could ever have happened to him.

October 7th reading

I'm part of a reading with some fabulous authors. It's taking place Wed., October 7th.
Hope you can all make it!

Fall 2009 Teen Author Readings!
at the Jefferson Market Library425 6th Avenue at 10th Street, NYC

Wednesday, October 7
6-7:30 PM

Libba Bray, Going Bovine
Tom Dolby, The Secret Society
Sarah Beth Durst, Ice
Melissa Kantor, The Invisible I
Shani Petroff, Daddy’s Little Angel
Jeff Rivera, Forever My Lady
Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot
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