Saturday, August 28, 2010

Life = Risk

This is amazing. Listen with the sound on though to get the full effect. Thanks Diana for posting this first!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Censorship, Seriously?

Author Ellen Hopkins was uninvited to the TeenLit Festival in Humble, TX.

a middle school librarian, concerned about her students hearing Hopkins' presentation, voiced her worries to parents, who went to Humble Independent School District Superintendent Guy Sconzo. He then told organizers to remove Hopkins from the event.

Other authors pulled out the event when they heard about the situation with Hopkins. Kids hear and see worse things on the news and on reality television. I can't believe stuff like this still happens...

You can read the full article here:



Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Things Overheard at Work

1.   Poland, is that in Asia?

2.   If he said he'd hit you upside the head--then that's a threat!

3.   I am not giving you that editor's home phone number!

4.   No sir, I don't think you should call all the agents you want to
      query to see if you're compatible. Finding an agent is not like
      dating (in this instance).

5.   Sir, if you don't have a computer then you really shouldn't
      sign up for an online subscription--perhaps you should
      purchase the book. 

How's your week going?