Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday YA News

Thursday news is skinny this week—maybe everyone is busy spring breaking. Here’s what I found in YA for you:

YA Bookish Stuff

Twilight author Stephanie Meyer is releasing a novella this summer—and you can read it for free on certain dates. Find out more at GalleyCat.

Canadian Cormorant Books is launching a children’s and YA imprint, with first releases this fall, says Publishers Weekly.

And Gossip Girl producer John Stephens signed a book deal with Alfred A. Knopf for Young Readers to write a MG trilogy. The series about three siblings and an ancient prophecy is due out spring 2011.

Teen Culture

New York wants guys to lose their saggy pants—or at least NY State Senator Eric Adams does, because he bought a bunch of billboard campaigning for the raised pants. “Raise your pants, raise your image.”

Speaking of pants: kids are sitting on them too much—or their butts, anyway. The world’s kids are couch potatoes, says a Journal of Pediatrics study.

And teen blogging is good for the soul, says an Ohio State University study.

For Writers

Registration is open for April’s Pikes Peak Writers Conference; learn more here.

Before I move on to this fun closing, let me say that you should never steal someone's favorite toy.

Still. This is funny.


  1. I can't believe baggy pants are still in. It must be 15 years of baggy pants.

  2. And I really doubt a billboard ad is going to stop the trend :-)