Thursday YA news, delightfully free of iPad hype:
YA Bookish Stuff
J.K. Rowling promises a new book is coming soon, reports The Washington Post, though no Harry Potter. Still, good news for you fans.
Kat Fall’s underwater YA novel Dark Life will be a Disney movie, reports Variety. Looking forward to it already.
ForeWord announces its finalists for YA Book of the Year. And here are the RITA’s, including YA nominees.
Read an interesting PW interview with Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson series writer, remember?), about juggling two series and his success.
And PW has some book reviews by teens—great stuff there.
Doc Martens turn 50, reports the L.A. Times. And they still kick butt.
YA authors Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones started a Facebook group against bullying (in response to Phoebe Prince’s suicide that I’m sure broke everyone’s heart). YA readers and authors can join here.
What's hot in YA? Find out in this PW article on an agent panel at one of their recent events.
For you librarians (we love you!): SLJ has a free webcast on April 15th on library biz. Check it out here.
Andrew Karre of Carolrhoda Books shares some interesting stuff on the Bologna Book Fair, with thoughts from rights director Maria Kjoller—great for those of us who couldn’t be there.
Agent Caryn Wiseman is sick of vampires (amen to that), and wants to see MG and YA—check out her interview with GalleyCat for more info.
And for fun: check out this colorful poodle from a pageant—maybe I’ll try that with my dog.