Lots of amazing things going on here in the land of Graves:
This week I’m heading out on a road trip to Helena, Montana to speak at the Pacific Northwest Library Association’s annual conference about ways libraries can best connect with authors and in turn enhance their literacy / readership programs. To be asked to present at the conference’s Young Readers Choice Awards Author Luncheon is a huge honour. I’m also excited to check out all the cool sessions PNLA has to offer and bring new ideas back to my own school district where I work (day job!) as a library technician.
Friday, August 15th: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
YRCA Author luncheon – Judith Graves, (Auction winners announced) Book signing afterward.
KILLER’S INSTINCT, the monster-hunter tale I co-wrote with Dawn Dalton, has been nominated for the coveted Silver Falchion Award™ …along with two other Leap Books titles. ““The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.” Winners will be announced at the Killer Nashville conference this weekend!
LEAP BOOKS’ Silver Falchion Award™ nominees include:
And one of the most exciting things to happen in my publishing career thus far, I’m now the proud Co-Publisher of Leap Books, the small publishing house that took a chance on me when I first started in this business in 2008. I’ve joined young adult authors, Shannon Delany and Jennifer Murgia as the new owner/management team of Leap Books LLC. Get the full details about this friendly publishing house takeover here.
MY SOON-TO-BE SEX LIFE
And finally, the other me, Judith Tewes, is celebrating the release of an edgycontemporary young adult tale published with Bloomsbury Spark. If you like snark, swearing, and aren’t bothered by irreverent teens in sexual situations – this might be a read for you. There’s even a giveaway!