Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Publisher's Weekly Karmic Linkage ... and Welcome, New Readers!

Did you read Frankie's post on her amazing trip to NYC to see FIVE amazing YA authors? Publisher's Weekly did. (Thanks, Publisher's Weekly!)

We happened to be together when the lovely Anissa commented with the link. We squeed. We high-fived. And then we squeed some more.

Frankie: I'm "an attendee"!
Donna: I'm the co-blogger and critique partner of "an attendee"!

Ahem. And then we settled in to watch the Stephenie Meyer interview on Oprah.

Anyway, because this link love brought us many new readers (Hi, new readers! We love you!), we decided to pass on the excellent karma by linking to some especially awesome posts we've seen around the blogosphere in recent days.

May we present the first ever First Novels Club Yearbook-Style Superlatives for the Most Linkable Posts...

Most Helpful: Tabitha Olson at Writer Musings
11/16 post on preparing for The Call - raise your hand if you never would've thought of this on your own

Tough Love Queen: Nicola Morgan at Help! I Need a Publisher
11/10 post on Killing Your Darlings - she tells it like it is

Most Likely To Succeed: Steph Bowe of Hey! Teenager of the Year
11/12 post on when she puts down a YA novel - publishers, pay attention to this Aussie

[Hottest] Class Clowns: Lisa and Laura Roecker of Lisa and Laura Write
11/5 post featuring the D-Bag-O-Meter - jerks of the world, beware. LiLa's comin' to get you.

Most Likely to Know the Answer to Your Question: Shelli of Market My Words
11/6 post of her Friday Five Marketing Roundup - so beyond brilliant

Wittiest: The Intern
11/11 post on spontaneous character transformations - it's the third person made of awesome

Most Likely to See the Future: Lauren from Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
11/10 post on stunning 2010 YA covers - I'd never even heard of some of these

Best Dressed: Gail Carriger
11/5 post on Soulless launch party - bringing the novel to life, steampunk style

The Wise One: Janice Hardy from The Other Side of the Story
11/11 post on showing vs telling - she gives the best examples

Best Reverse Psychologist: Joel Stickley at How to Write Badly Well
11/16 post on elaborating on metaphors - really skilled and always makes me giggle

Most Likely to Brighten Your Day: Elana Johnson
11/11 post of lyrics from Wicked + writing lesson = awesome

Coolest International: Lenore at Presenting Lenore
10/17 post from Frankfurt Book Fair - where else would I see all my foreign covers and translations? (She's on vacation in Kenya or I'd have something more recent to link.)

*** Added linkage: Check out our interview at The Bookologist in her Tuesday's Chatter feature!

Alright people, I hope you enjoyed the Karmic Linkage! Comment below with some good karma of your own.


  1. You also forgot that I rolled around on the floor like a 5 year old! Yay for all of our superlatives!!!! Love the blogosphere!

  2. Thanks for the shout out girls! I'm so glad you guys are getting the coverage you deserve! This is such a great blog.

  3. ooh, thanks for mentioning my blog! I am flattered and happy. Good luck! Nx

  4. Thank you, ladies!!! I'm glad my post is helpful to others. I remember how hard I was banging my head against the wall when I was searching for those questions, so there's no reason for others to go through the same thing I did. That's why I posted everything. :)

  5. This is such a great idea for sharing links! Love it!!

  6. Thanks so much, guys! Knowing my babblings are helping folks makes it all worthwhile :)

  7. I know I'm late at saying this, but thanks so much for linking to my site as "Most Likely to See the Future"!

    By the way, I love this idea and I'm not just saying that because I was mentioned, of course! :)


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