So I’m dealing with an aching back and a lapsed deadline and things have kind of gotten away from me. Thus I haven’t done a verse novel round up in way too long and so much has been happening.
The big news, for me at least, is I GOT MY COVER DESIGN from my publisher and holy living crap I love it! I’m going to reveal it right here on the blog (and elsewhere) next week, but here’s a little tease:
Yes, it’s pink and black and it has my name on it. You guys, it’s AWESOME!
So, onto other stuff; here’s what’s been happening in the world of verse novels:
VerseNovels.com has a competitor! Novels in Verse hosted by Richelle Steinmetz already has some great content about verse novels. Bring it, Rikki!
MY BOOK OF LIFE BY ANGEL was a finalist in the LA Times Book Prize.
The good news? Holly Thompson is teaching a course on Verse Novel. The bad news (for me): it’s in Japan. But lucky for anyone who lives around that part of the world.
It’s great to see verse novels getting some attention from academics. Here’s a paper presented by Linda Weste at Ohio State’s Porject Narrative.
THE SUNLIT ZONE by Lisa Jacobson was reviewed at Text Journal
LOVE & LEFTOVERS was reviewed at Writing Whimsy
Clear Eyes Full Shelves did a whole week about verse novels. The highlight was this Podcast.
Caroline Starr Rose announced her new book deal, a middle grade novel in verse called BLUE BIRDS
This PDF from Terry Farrish offers a reading list, quotes and activities for exploring diversity in verse novels.
OUT OF THIS PLACE by Emma Cameron is reviewed by Ivy Book Bindings