Thursday, August 27, 2009

YALSA's Top Ten Teen Reads for 2009

The Young Adult Library Services Association(YALSA), along with the American Library Association (ALA) is looking for the top ten teen reads of 2009. Voting is open to teens from August 24th to September 18th. Teens can access the ballot at Among the nominated entries selected are

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins,

FLYGIRL by Sherri L. Smith,

BREAKING DAWN by Stephanie Meyers,

ETERNAL by Cythia Leitich-Smith and many more.

Teens who take the time to vote will be entered to win Sherman Alexie's THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN. So check it out, and vote for your favorites!

-Niki Masse Schoenfeldt

Monday, August 24, 2009

Short Sabbatical

Hey all you Fractured Keyboard Fans,

I just wanted to let you know I haven't abandoned you. I have been away for a month and am just trying to catch up on all those writing related things that have fallen by the wayside in my absence. As soon as I'm back on track I will be back to posting. I will start with my recent visit to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. If you're a picture book lover like I am, you won't want to miss it!

See you soon!

Niki Masse Schoenfeldt