Thursday, June 11, 2009

Eye on Flux: June 2009 Edition

Overview: Two really great interviews this month (and a special sneak peek behind the scenes of the Printz awards) plus YOUR questions answered in the Flux Mailbag.

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See Flux in Action at ALA: Yours truly will be at ALA's 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago from July 11-14 at Booth #2658. We'll have Flux authors on hand to sign copies of their books. Schedule is as follows:

Maggie Stiefvater (author of LAMENT and the forthcoming BALLAD)
Saturday, July 11, 1pm

Susan Fine (author of INITIATION)
Saturday, July 11, 2pm

Sunday, July 12, 1pm

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Interview: Micol and David Ostow, authors of SO PUNK ROCK (AND OTHER WAYS TO DISAPPOINT YOUR MOTHER)

The sister-brother writing team of this hybrid graphic novel (which recently got a starred review in Booklist) discuss where the idea for the book came from, how their collaborative process works, and whether or not they'd ever collaborate again.

Check out SPR's Official Site here:

See the awesome book trailer!

Micol's Web site:

David's Web site:

Sample art from SO PUNK ROCK:

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Flux Mailbag: This month's burning questions get answered....

--"Do you accept submissions from anyone?"

--"What bit of practical advice (aside from the oft-spoken 'Write well') do you have for aspiring writers?"

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Interview: Elizabeth Burns, blogger at A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy and recent Printz Award committee member.

Liz Burns took time to give an insightful look into the processes involved in getting on the Printz committee (hint: it involves black magic...I kid...maybe....), what the day to day life of a Printz committee member was like (hint: any free time involves reading...a lot...)

Check out Liz's blog at:

She also contributes articles to Pop Goes the Library:

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To download the podcast:
AAC (iPod friendly) version: Right click here and select 'Save as.' (Clicking on the link will prompt the file to launch in iTunes.)

MP3 version: Right click here and select 'Save as.' (Clicking on the link will prompt the file to launch in iTunes or Windows Media Player.)
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Next month: More author inteviews! More burning questions answered! And another Flux author steps forward in a brave attempt to be the new reigning champion of 60 Seconds of Fame!