Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Next Gig

I'll be speaking at the Silver Spring Book Fest on Saturday, October 25th. My presentation will be at 2 p.m. at the Silver Spring Library in Silver Spring Maryland. (Can I squeeze Silver Spring in one more time? LOL)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm Featured on

YA Author's Cafe today. Come read what I have to say and leave a comment there.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Night Bites

I'll be participating in a chat on Friday, October 17--6 p.m. PST, 9 p.m. EST On the Readergirlz MySpace forum.
Night Bites Large Poster

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Werewolf Song inspired by Blood and Chocolate!

Well, the fact that Craig Robertson commented on my last post and tipped me off to a great movie reminded me to get my butt in gear and tell you about the wonderful song he sent me a few weeks ago called "Werewolf Country". It will be on his next CD due out in the summer of 2009. He composed the song after his 12 year-old daughter convinced him to read Blood and Chocolate. I was blown away that someone would be inspired to write a song because of the book, and very impressed with a father who shares his daughter's reading experiences with enthusiasm. The song is catchy and right on the mark, although I have to say I would have never linked werewolves and ukuleles in the same thought stream before this. LOL
Apparently there is a whole ukulele movement that I was unaware of which has enlightened me as to how cool and diverse ukulele music can be. Check out Ukulele Noir.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

See the Movie that Inspired the Book

One of the many things that inspired me to write Freaks: Alive, on the Inside! was the 1933 movie Freaks directed by Tod Browning. I've just found the whole movie on line! Now you can see it.

[I had to remove this video because the link didn't work anymore and attempts to link to a non-existent movie were crashing browsers. Oh, well]

I found it on the Internet Archive thanks to Boing Boing.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Reviewer X: Author Interview: Annette Curtis Klause (!!!!!!!!)

Read the review HERE

This is a fun interview. I'm always happy to be asked about my writing.
Thanks Reviewer X!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

ALA Here I Come

Well, I'm all set to go to the American Library Association annual conference in Anaheim, California. I'll be wearing two hats: one as author and the other as librarian. I'll be taking advantage of the educational programming as well as wandering around the exhibits looking at all the new books. I expect I'll be there for the Newbery and Caldecott speeches and I'm hoping to attend the Prinz Award reception, too. So, if you're going to be at ALA, look for me there.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Our Lily is a Star part 1

Usually I am the only family member who has her name in a book, but not this month.

A while back now, my husband encouraged me to enter our three-legged Siamese cat in a Web competition run by Mutts comics. People were asked to submit the rescue stories of their pets to be considered for inclusion in a collection of Shelter Stories by cartoonist Patrick McDonnell. Well, MUTTS Shelter Stories: Love. Guaranteed. is now out--and there's our Lily on page ninety-four! Her picture kicks off a section of cartoon strips about Eddie-Do, a three-legged cat.

They used a paragraph from the entry I sent in, but didn't mention that she found her forever home with us through Siamese Rescue, so I thought I'd let you know here.

My husband and I are thrilled that Lily was included, especially since this wonderful book promotes animal rescue and adoption. Lily seems rather nonchalant, however. She's sleeping in front of my monitor right now, totally oblivious to her new-found fame.

Our Lily is a Star part 2

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

In Honor of National Poetry Month

The back of my front door:

Okay, so I ran out of space on the refrigerator.
You have to click on the picture for a bigger version so you can read the poem I made without squinting.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Restless News

In addition to being an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Junior Library Guild pick, The Restless Dead is a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Woohoo!

Thursday, March 13, 2008



I'll be one of 120 authors participating in the Pulse Blogfest put on by Simon & Schuster between March 14 and March 27. Each day authors will answer a question selected from those submitted by teen readers, and there will be a place for you to make comments. All the authors will not answer all the question, but there should be quite a few posting every day at the Blogfest site. Some authors will respond to comments if they aren't on the road or busy with other obligations. I'll try to check in each day.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Where I'll be in March 2008

I'm going to try and post more often honestly.

Anyway, this March I'll be a guest at ConBust the annual science fiction/fantasy convention at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. The convention runs from March 28 to March 30. I hope you'll come to see me there.