New York Times Bestselling novelist, screenwriter, editor, namer, critic, movie addict and chocoholic.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Sneak Peak of the sublime Lizzie Skurnick Books List!
Sneak Peak: Spring 2014
We're no good at sitting on our hands. We hope you'll love these as much as we do.
WRITTEN IN THE STARS, by Lois Duncan. APRIL 2014
A completely original collection of author's earliest stories, published when she was as young as 18 in magazines such as Seventeen and American Girl. With the author's introduction and accompanying essays.
MORE ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY, by Sydney Taylor. MAY 2014
The first sequel to the beloved ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY series, following our favorite five Jewish girls on the turn-of-the-century Lower East Side. With an introduction by Taylor scholar June Cummins.
LUDELL, by Brenda Wilkinson. JUNE 2014
Growing up in the 1950s South with her grandmother, Ludell is a budding writer, dreamer, and keen observer of the changing world around her. With an introduction by the author.
ALL-OF-A-KIND FAMILY UPTOWN, by Sydney Taylor. JUNE 2014
When the family moves uptown, Mama gets sick. But there's wonderful new neighbors, new responsibilities, and, of course, the obsession of decades of readers: a mysterious TEA-DYED DRESS.
AND THIS IS LAURA, by Ellen Conford. JULY 2014
Being the least talented member of your family seems like the most annoying fate in the world. That is, until you can see all your relatives' futures, your classmates' futures -- and your own.
DOMESTIC ARRANGEMENTS, by Norma Klein. AUGUST 2014
Tatiana, a teen sophisticate on New York's Upper West Side, is grown up enough to handle her parents' divorce, becoming a movie star, sex, and young love. Almost. With an introduction by Judy Blume.
We could not be more thrilled to announce that Lois Duncan is coming to New York to celebrate the release of DEBUTANTE HILL! You can catch herSunday, September 15, 1:30 p.m. at YA Lit at 92nd Street Y: Lois Duncan in conversation with Maureen Johnson (INFO); Monday, September 16th, 5:30 p.m. at McNally-Jackson Books, signing and reading(INFO); and Tuesday, September 17th, 7 p.m. at the Lizzie Skurnick Books launch party (INFO). Live very much elsewhere? Read this greatQ&A with Lois in Publishers Weekly, or look out for her upcoming appearance on Sirius XM's Bob Edwards show.
Shelfie alert: Win one of 5 free copies of Debutante Hill!
We want to see your YA shelves! The collection at LSB HQ takes up so many bookcases it is literally impossible to accurately or comprehensively photograph. HOWEVER, whether you are an obsessive hoarder, a picky preservationist, or simply keep your battered copies in your childhood bedroom, send us a Shelfie of your collection! The first 5 will win a free copy of DEBUTANTE HILL signed by the author, and one lucky winner will get A TOTE AS WELL.
Stay tuned, THIS OTHER LIFE has sold to Algonquin, my beloved publisher and I am busy writing it now. My 11th novel CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD is an Indie Next Pick. IS THIS TOMORROW was an May Indie Pick. I'm also the New York Times bestselling author of PICTURES OF YOU, a San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick, a Costco "Pennie's Pick." a NAIBA bestseller and on the Best Books of 2011 List from San Francisco Chronicle, Providence Journal, Kirkus Reviews and Bookmarks Magazine. I'm the recipient of a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Fiction. I was a 2013 finalist in the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and a finalist in the Nickelodeon Screenwriting Fellowship, four of my novels were optioned for screen, and I talked my way into writing the script for two of them. My essay, HIgh Infidelity, has been optioned for film. I'm a book critic for The San Francisco Chronicle and People Magazine. I teach novel writing for UCLA Extension Writers' Program, and Stanford online, do private fiction editing, and I am a professional namer! I live with my husband, writer/editor Jeff Tamarkin and we beam with pride about our son, an actor/filmmaker in college. Visit me at http://www.carolineleavitt.com.