Laini Taylor’s third “Daughter of Smoke & Bone” novel title announced and a special trailer via Entertainment Weekly.
So why Tiger Eyes? You know, of all the Judy Blume books in this great, big, wonderful world, how did this become “the one”?
Judy BLume: [Larry and I had] talked about doing Tiger Eyes for years if only we could find funding to do it, because it’s the most cinematic of my books. I mean, maybe Summer Sisters (Delacorte, 1998). But Tiger Eyes has that sense of place that’s so important. When you see it, you will see that there’s Davey and there’s Wolf, and there’s the New Mexico landscape, and that’s as important a character as any of the others. Everything that happens to Davey that has meaning happens in that landscape, in those canyons, going into the caves. It’s a life-changing experience for her.
Lawrence Blume: It’s certainly something we always talked about doing. It didn’t just pop out of the blue. But at this time, it wasn’t something that was on our front burner. So it was really lucky [that the opportunity came up], and the fact that we got to do it our way, for better or worse within a very limited budget. But along with that limited budget came creative freedom. So it’s very personal.
The cover for Elizabeth Wein’s Rose Under Fire, a companion novel to Code Name Verity.
YA author Ellen Hopkins has launched Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit that is dedicated to helping underprivileged youths achieve their dreams.
“We’re new, so we’re trying to jumpstart the program now. We have purchased our first house, which will serve up to six young people, and hope to purchase another house by the end of the year so we’ll have living quarters for twelve, six boys and six girls. So it will provide housing, life skills classes, food, medical care if they need it—whatever assistance they need to be able to concentrate on learning or reaching career goals without having to, you know, struggle by living on the street, or by, or whatever. I just want to make it easy for them to be able to get that.”
Learn how to get involved on the Ventana Sierra website.