Who wants free stuff? Tomorrow to kick off my book release (gulp!) I will be running a contest AND having giveaways! This will include swag and items inspired by the book, handmade things too, and signed books! Even Sofia will be doing an awesome giveaway on her blog!
Another uber cool thing? I'm the January Featured Author of the Month on Scribbler to Scribe. The awesome Stephanie M. Lorée is running a Juicy Rumors Giveaway so please, check that out here! My interview will be up on her blog on January 17th as well, so I'm definitely looking forward to that. If you haven't friended Stephanie yet, you MUST do that too. Yes, because I said so. And you can't deny the fact that she rocks!
Oh, and another review of GOSSIP FROM THE GIRLS' ROOM, A BLOGTASTIC! NOVEL can be found in the January 1, 2011 issue of Booklist. What does it say? Glad you asked.
Gossip from the Girls' Room.
Cooper, Rose (Author) , Cooper, Rose (Illustrator)
Jan 2011. 256 p. Delacorte, hardcover, $12.99. (9780385739474). Delacorte, library edition, $15.99.
Sixth-grader Sophia just wants to be one of the popular students at Middlebrooke Middle School. Unfortunately, her plans to accomplish this have not met with success. Sophia and BFF Nona did not end up in “super fun” elective classes where they could talk to cool kids, and their after-school activities did not make them popular, just sweaty. After the final straw—Sophia’s mom taking a substitute-teacher position at the school—Sophia becomes determined to use her anonymous school blog to post gossip about the popular kids in hopes that at least her blog will find popularity. Things go awry when she posts something private about Nona and discovers that maybe the popular girl she is trying to bring down isn’t
so bad after all. Written as a journal with illustrations and asides, this humorous take on trying to fit in will find wide appeal. Hand this to female fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, and they’ll soon start
anticipating Sophia’s next adventure.
— Shauna Yusko