One of the main reasons I started blogging was because I wanted to write about the books I edit, to do my part in spreading the word about these wonderful things that I love. In the past, I always thought the most interesting and "insider-y" thing to write about was the acquisitions story, but now that many of the books I edit are the second, third, or fourth novels of authors I've worked with before, the acquisitions process generally consists of the author or agent saying, "Here's XX's next book!" and me saying, "Great!"
Not that interesting. So, I try to give a little anecdote that will be interesting for readers, like our cover redesign for Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass that I wrote about here, and Peter Brown's surprising fan, Jon Stewart when I wrote about The Fabulous Bouncing Chowder.
I'm planning to write about Justina Chen Headley's third novel North Of Beautiful next week. So, I have two questions for you all.
1) What do you want to hear about North of Beautiful? Justina went on a blog tour when the book came out, so there's a lot of great information out there already. What don't you know that you want to know?
2) I'd like to come up with a name for these book posts I do. I thought I could do something like "Inside Edition" or steal the name of some other entertainment show. Any ideas, all you wonderful, creative Blue Rose Girls readers? If you need inspiration/more examples, on my personal blog, a bunch of my posts about my books are linked to on the right side under "A sampling of my children's book-related posts."
Post your questions and ideas in the comments section. If I pick your question and/or naming idea, I'll send you a Little, Brown book of your choice! This contest will close at 5 pm EST on Sunday, March 15, and you'll find out if you've won when I post on Monday morning. And because I need all the ideas I can get, I'm going to ask my fellow BRGs to give me ideas, too--but if I end up going with something they suggest, I'll choose another entry at random as the winner.
Thank you in advance!