[Most Recent Entries]
Below are the 17 most recent journal entries recorded in
|Monday, September 18th, 2006|
hi, folks, i'm updating the firebird lj page to tell you (ha) that there is now also a myspace page
do you prefer lj or myspace? (you can email me this -- firebird at us dot penguingroup dot com)
|Wednesday, November 10th, 2004|
|An update and a pointer.
You may be wondering why the website
isn't being updated. This is because we lost our one (!) online person and a new one has not yet been hired. I'll keep you posted, and I may well just wind up updating from here.
I also wanted to thank greengolux
for her thoughtful review of Firebirds
, which can be found here
|Monday, November 1st, 2004|
|world fantasy update.
Just got back from the World Fantasy Convention
in lovely Tempe, AZ.
Although I didn't win in the Professional Category, and Charles de Lint didn't win in Short Fiction, it was very productive and lots of fun. I hated to leave.
|Friday, August 6th, 2004|
|Tuesday, July 6th, 2004|
I recently went to ALA (also known as the American Library Association)'s Annual Conference
, where I got to see many wonderful librarians. I also spoke on a panel at the Booklist
Forum with Nancy Farmer, Tamora Pierce
, and Jane Yolen
. It was fun, especially when the lights cut out during Nancy's speech.
|Monday, June 21st, 2004|
|Wednesday, April 7th, 2004|
1. Tomorrow afternoon Andy and I leave for Minicon
, where I am Editor Guest of Honor. I have never done this before. Wish me luck.
2. While at Minicon, I will be feting pameladean
, because her Secret Country books have been doing very well. And we will be doing more books together, too!
3. The Firebird website is being updated shortly. Soon we will have newsletter emailing capability. Woo!
More soon. sdn
|Saturday, March 27th, 2004|
Today was the reception for the 75th annual list of the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
. This list is actually a lovely large glossy sort of magazine. It is sold to libraries across the country, who use it as a reference and a buying guide. It is given away free to teenagers, of course!
Not only did Firebirds
make it, so did Nina Kiriki Hoffman's A Stir of Bones
, which Viking published in Fall 2003. A very nice surprise!
It was weird to wear an author (anthologist?) badge with stars on it.
|Monday, March 8th, 2004|
|Title news, and other.
A quick update to let you all know that I've just received the first inhouse copies of the Firebird edition of The Green Man
, which we're publishing this summer. Looks absolutely gorgeous.
I will be Guest of Honor at Minicon
next month. Be very afraid.
And I am now officially Editorial Director of Firebird. Nice way to start a week.
|Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004|
|Tuesday, January 27th, 2004|
I was cycling through my usual newsgroups on USENET, and came across something interesting in rasf (rec.arts.sf.written) -- apparently both Firebirds
and Alison Goodman
's Singing the Dogstar Blues
(Viking) are finalists for the Golden Duck Award
. Who knew?
|Monday, January 26th, 2004|
|Wednesday, January 14th, 2004|
|Tuesday, January 6th, 2004|
I hope that everyone had terrific holidays. I'm back in the office now, after two weeks off, and am excited by the prospect of new books and manuscripts to read. There are some very cool books in the works on both the Viking and Firebird side!
The Firebird website
is going to be updated soon. What will change:
- This blog will be embedded
- The 2004 publishing schedule will go up
- The Spring 2004 books will be featured
- There is a new newsletter
- The FAQ will change
In re the last: as of now, I cannot look at any unsolicited queries or manuscripts, because I am drowning in work. This may change, but don't bet on it. Knowing how things are, I'm going to keep getting the unsoliciteds anyway. (If you are an aspiring author, I suggest this page
. If you're an aspiring teenage
author, go here
too. NB: I don't publish teenagers.)
Back to work. sdn
|Saturday, December 6th, 2003|
Much to my delight, I am beginning to get email from people who have read Firebirds
-- yes, I did put my address in the introduction for a reason.
The readers are from all over the world! Canada, the UK, Australia, and of course the USA. Each one I receive makes me so happy. More, please!
And this esteemed bookseller
told me that Firebirds
was their top hardback seller in November, which is appropriate.
is going to be updated in the new few weeks. It is really out of date and for that I am sorry.
I hope you don't have a blizzard, like we do here. sdn
|Friday, November 21st, 2003|
|news from the front.
I had plans for the next five days. I was going to San Francisco to attend NCTE
(the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English) as well as the ALAN
Workshop (ALAN is the Adolescent Literature Assembly of NCTE). And I was going to do a signing/reading thing with Charles de Lint
at Borderlands Books
on Saturday, November 22.
But there has been a death in my family, and so I am staying here. And I am disappointed for so many reasons.
I'll miss everyone.
|Tuesday, November 4th, 2003|