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1. Cynsational News & Giveaways

Indies Choice YA Book Award Winner
Compiled by Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

Winners of the Indies Choice and E.B. White Read-Aloud Winners Announced from the American Booksellers Association. Peek: "All of the Indies Choice and E.B. White winners and honor recipients are being invited to the Celebration of Bookselling Author Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 5, at BookExpo America."

On Top of the Hen House -- Meet My Agent by Carmen Oliver from Following My Dreams...One Word at a Time. Peek: "...she wasn't exactly connecting with the main character. Hold everything. That's huge!" Note: feeling stuck? Do a careful read of Carmen's feedback and revision process.

Día Initiative Extends Its Literacy Outreach by Sally Lodge from Publishers Weekly. Peek: "(Pat) Mora decided to combine the idea of honoring children with literacy advocacy, a subject she is passionate about. She created Día, now a year-long, family literacy initiative based at the ALA’s Association of Library Services to Children."

Calling all cats! Model call! Send author-illustrator Ruth Sanderson a few photos of your cat - action is best - no more than three - and she might make him/her one of the cat characters in A Castleful of Cats (Random House, 2013). Be sure to include your cat's name, as Ruth will mention all the models on the dedication page. You'll also receive a free signed book, if she features your cat. Email photos to ruth at ruthsanderson dot com.

Editor Week for a Non-N.Y.C. Literary Agent by Mandy Hubbard from Pub(lishing) Crawl. Peek: "At almost every conference, authors want to know: does it matter if an agent is based outside of New York? Are New York agents better, more connected, more… something?"

2012 RITA Nominee
2012 RITA Nominees for Best Young Adult Romance from YA Fresh. Note: a list.

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