Exciting news today from two witchy novelists!
First up, Laurie Faria Stolarz, author of the The Blue is for Nightmares Series will be teaching three writing workshops for teens in Massachusetts this spring and summer. The first one is this Saturday in Salem (appropriately enough) for $75. I know, it's such late notice, but do not despair! For she will be in Marblehead in July, offering a 4-day writing workshop on the 13th, 15th, 20th, and 22nd, with an afternoon session for 9-12 year olds from 4-5:45pm, and an evening session for 13+ from 5-7:45pm. See the Books Make Great Lovers blog for more details.
Secondly, the latest book in the Seer series is coming out in October (the first book, Don't Die, Dragonfly is on deck to be reviewed here soon!) and author Linda Joy Singleton is having a contest! You can win a full set of the first five Seer books, plus a complete set of her Dead Girl trilogy. Also, if you're a YA or MG writer, she will critique the first chapter of your book! Check out her blog for the full details of how to enter.
And finally, for those on the West Coast, you get your own really short notice alert-- Nancy Holder, co-author of the Wicked series, is appearing at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend. Admission is free, and her schedule is on her blog.
(Isn't it reassuring to know that this isn't turning into a full on comic book blog? ^_^)