Do you love YA literature? Have you ever wanted a chance to interact with your favorite YA author? Do you enjoy blogging? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then mark your calendar: the Simon and Schuster Pulse Blogfest is coming March 14-27, 2008!
“This is a great opportunity for Simon & Schuster’s teen authors to come together and not only cross-promote their works to get the widest exposure possible, but also to give all of their fans an incredible online event that promotes reading and offers a behind-the-scenes look into what it’s like to be an author,” said Rick Richter, president and publisher of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Publishing.
Each author’s blog post will include information about the author, his or her upcoming work and will link to a contributor webpage.
Some of the authors who are scheduled to take part in Simon Pulse Blogfest include Avi, Holly Black, Jennifer Bradbury, Susan Cooper, Melissa de la Cruz, Sharon M. Draper, Jennifer Echols, Susan Fletcher, Ellen Hopkins, James Howe, Jeffry W. Johnston, Richard Lewis, D.J. MacHale, Eric Marcus, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Brian Sloan, Robin Wasserman and Scott Westerfeld. This esteemed list also includes Unquiet Library blog reader Lauren Baratz-Logsted!
“I can’t wait for March and the SimonPulse Blogfest,” said Crank and Glass author Ellen Hopkins. “I am excited about connecting with my readers in such a creative way.”
Nearly 100 young adult authors have signed on to be part of this web 2.0 extravaganza–you do *NOT* want to miss this blog-o-riffic event. You can submit questions for discussion by visiting the Pulse Blogfest MySpace page!