I'll be at DragonCon this weekend participating in the YA track — I'll happily sign books for anyone after the panels or my reading. I'll be reading from Girl on a Wire (out so soon!), but I also just might give a little sneak preview of Lois too. *whistles innocently* Come so I'm not reading to an empty room + my mom (who's tagging along to Atlanta for some R&R).
Title: Urban Fantasy in YA
Description: We love a little magic, monsters, super powers—but rooted in the real world. What makes a compelling urban fantasy, and what are your faves?
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: A707 – Marriott
Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Gwenda Bond, Cinda Williams Chima, Bonnie Kunzel, Mari Mancusi
Title: Reading: Gwenda Bond
Time: Sat 1:00 pm Location: University – Hyatt
Title: Beyond Genre: Behind the Boom of Realistic YA Fiction
Description: The Fault is Our Stars is just the tip of the iceberg—realistic YA fiction is booming, and there’s a lot to love beyond genre.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: A707 – Marriott
Panelists: Stephanie Perkins, Gwenda Bond, Debbie Viguié, Michelle Hodkin
And now the news…
I continue to be overwhelmed by everyone's enthusiasm and congratulations about Fallout — and it is that much more fun to now be sharing it with you. It brings a tear to my cold dark-hearted eyeballs (um, might need more sleep, or more coffee) to be proven right about how much love exists for Lois. To those of you who've gone out of your way to tell me you trust me with this, I'm so very grateful. And, of course, I hope you still feel that way once you've read the book. *insert winking emoji here* Yesterday's post with more details, in case you missed it.
So, what are people saying? A little media round-up:
- Lois Lane Is Your New YA Fiction Hero – Hollywood Reporter
- Lois Lane getting her own YA novel by author Gwenda Bond | Comic Book Resources
- Lois Lane to star in new YA novel | Shelf Life | EW.com
- DC Comics gives Lois Lane the young adult novel treatment with "Fallout" – New York Comic Books | Examiner.com
- Lois Lane Is Finally Getting Her Own YA Novel| io9
- A Young Adult Novel Starring Lois Lane Will Be Published Next Spring | The Mary Sue
- DC Comics Makes Lois Lane Young Adult Heroine | Crave Online
- Lois Lane To Headline Young Adult Novel | Comicbook.com
- Lois Lane Getting Her Own Young Adult Novel | Bam Smack Pow
- Lois Lane Will Star in a New Young Adult Novel by Gwenda Bond | Comics Alliance
I'm sure I missed a couple. It's refreshing that there hasn't been much smack-talking about YA.
Now also feels like a good time to remind everyone that you should sign up for my newsletter if you want to make sure you don't miss any news. I try to keep them to quarterly, and I'll be sending out an issue next week.
Without further ado, today's teaser. This one might be my favorite. Chills.
— Switch Press (@SwitchPressPub) August 27, 2014