Sunday, May 03, 2009

Gleanings From The Internet

Jen Robinson reports that The Postcard by Tony Abbott won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery. While checking this out at the The Mystery Writers of America site, I saw that The Witches of Dredmoore Hollow by Riford McKenzie was a nominee. I've recently requested that book from ILL because the author graduated from my college and because Dredmoore Hollow is set in the 1920s. Neither factor alone would be enough to get me to read a book, but the two together encouraged me to give the title a shot.

Sheila Ruth reviewed the third Softwire book. The first book in the series was a Cybils nominee the year I served as a panelist.

Camille did a post on audio books that included a mention of The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau. We have an adult family member who's a big fan of that series and is listening to the audiobook on his way to and from work.

My former editor used to make notes on my manuscripts along the lines of "Punch up the humor." "Make it funnier." "Not funny enough." So What's so funny? was a little painful to read. (By way of ArtsJournal.)

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