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I’m so lucky to get to work with Meg Wolitzer on her YA books (Belzhar published September 30). Her piece in today’s New York Times, Look Homeward Reader: A Not-So-Young Audience for Young Adult Books, is wise, thoughtful, and worth checking out.

I’m so lucky to get to work with Meg Wolitzer on her YA books (Belzhar published September 30). Her piece in today’s New York Times, Look Homeward Reader: A Not-So-Young Audience for Young Adult Books, is wise, thoughtful, and worth checking out.

fishingboatproceeds:

This is the special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska, available for preorder as of like five minutes ago. The cover was designed by the great Rodrigo Corral, and the book will contain a new introduction, an extensive Q&A, notes from editor Julie Strauss-Gabel about the revision process, an updated essay by me about last words, and several deleted scenes from the early drafts of the book.
It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed. I feel so lucky that Alaska is still in print and still finding readers (some of whom were in preschool when it was first published). Thanks to everyone who has read it and shared it this past decade, and I hope you enjoy the anniversary edition!

fishingboatproceeds:

This is the special 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska, available for preorder as of like five minutes ago. The cover was designed by the great Rodrigo Corral, and the book will contain a new introduction, an extensive Q&A, notes from editor Julie Strauss-Gabel about the revision process, an updated essay by me about last words, and several deleted scenes from the early drafts of the book.

It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed. I feel so lucky that Alaska is still in print and still finding readers (some of whom were in preschool when it was first published). Thanks to everyone who has read it and shared it this past decade, and I hope you enjoy the anniversary edition!

Answering Questions about My Books

fishingboatproceeds:

Hi! For those of you who are now around these parts, there are tumblrs devoted entirely to answering readers’ questions about my books. But they contain spoilers, so only go there if you’ve finished the books! The tumblrs:

Only if You Finished TFIOS

Only if You Finished Alaska

Only if You Finished Paper Towns

Only if You Finished Katherines

Only if You Finished WGWG

If there’s a question I haven’t answered, feel free to submit one!

hermionejg:

The other night I was feeling rotten so I pulled out all the stops.

I appreciate your quality reading selection. (And avocado.)

hermionejg:

The other night I was feeling rotten so I pulled out all the stops.

I appreciate your quality reading selection. (And avocado.)

penguinteen:

Your eyes do not deceive you—those are hardcovers of ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR with brand new jackets! We know fans have been clamoring for this for a long time, and we heard you! More over USA Today, including a message from Stephanie Perkins herself.

Thank you readers! You asked, we listened. a hardcover repackage of ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR!
(FYI - it’s going to be a little while before these are in stock everywhere. Local booksellers can order directly from Penguin.)

penguinteen:

Your eyes do not deceive you—those are hardcovers of ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR with brand new jackets! We know fans have been clamoring for this for a long time, and we heard you! More over USA Today, including a message from Stephanie Perkins herself.

Thank you readers! You asked, we listened. a hardcover repackage of ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR!

(FYI - it’s going to be a little while before these are in stock everywhere. Local booksellers can order directly from Penguin.)

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Where will this cow poop, and will I win $1000 when she does?

Where will this cow poop, and will I win $1000 when she does?

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penguinteen:

Fall may have just begun, but we’re already looking towards spring! Of course, around here we call it “Winter”—it’s generally pretty cold from January to April around these parts. But we have so many awesome books coming out in Winter 2015, and we wanted to give you guys a sneak peek.
In this sampler alone, you’ll find an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, a young woman investigating her best friend’s sudden death, a Middle Eastern refugee adjusting to American life at a boys’ camp for tech detox, a teenage girl caught up in a vast international conspiracy, and more! With new books from Gayle Forman, Susan Juby and Andrew Smith as well as some amazing debuts, we guarantee you’ll find something to love no matter what you like to read. So read on, book lovers. 

penguinteen:

Fall may have just begun, but we’re already looking towards spring! Of course, around here we call it “Winter”—it’s generally pretty cold from January to April around these parts. But we have so many awesome books coming out in Winter 2015, and we wanted to give you guys a sneak peek.

In this sampler alone, you’ll find an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, a young woman investigating her best friend’s sudden death, a Middle Eastern refugee adjusting to American life at a boys’ camp for tech detox, a teenage girl caught up in a vast international conspiracy, and more! With new books from Gayle Forman, Susan Juby and Andrew Smith as well as some amazing debuts, we guarantee you’ll find something to love no matter what you like to read. So read on, book lovers

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penguinteen:

adamsilvera:

Today’s purchases: #TheSkyIsEverywhere + #Belzhar

You will love these books! They’re both amazing. Enjoy! :)

penguinteen:

adamsilvera:

Today’s purchases: #TheSkyIsEverywhere + #Belzhar

You will love these books! They’re both amazing. Enjoy! :)

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penguinteen:

We are so pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer to the Penguin Teen Author Spotlight today! You may know Meg from her brilliant, beloved adult novel The Interestings, which pubbed to great acclaim last year, or from her many other wonderful books, and she’s back today with a new YA that will make you think, make you feel, and make you wonder. Belzhar has already received a rave review from the New York Times, an A- from Entertainment Weekly, and early praise from advanced readers! We could go on, but we know you’d rather hear about Belzhar straight from Meg, so let’s get to it!

Name: Meg Wolitzer
Novel:  Belzhar
Available: 9/30/14

Who’s your favorite author, living or dead? 

Virginia Woolf, who wrote Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, neither of which I appreciated until I was in college, but then it was like a light had been turned on in me.

What’s your favorite thing about your book? 

Being able to be there as my main character Jam finally comes to terms with what’s happened in her past. (How’s that for deliberate vagueness and lack of spoilers?) I was so invested in her history, even though I had created it.

If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose?

Harriet the Spy would be a good companion. (Though she’d probably write about me.)

Where do you write?

On my bed, on my couch, in coffee shops, in airports when I travel.  My favorite place would have to be hotel rooms.

Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history? 

Anne Frank.

Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted? 

I am a reluctant tweeter.  (Hey, that sounds like a title.)  Though I once tweeted a photo of my dog’s black and white tail on the birthday of a writer whose hair looked very similar.

What is your favorite season? 

Fall.  I still feel like I’m about to start school, and there’s a hopeful feeling that seems to include beginnings, and the smell of pencils, and the possibility of new friendships.

If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go? 

I think maybe I’m supposed to answer a planet, but the truth is: Italy.

Do you have any writing rituals? 

Yes, I drink a lot of Japanese iced green tea when I work.  And play online Scrabble as a reward for being productive.  Excuse me now while I start a game…

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

A great writing day, followed by a wonderful dinner with friends and family. It’s pretty simple, really, and yet absolutely happy.

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Prince sang at a party I once went to. That was cool.

What are you currently working on? 

A new novel, naturally.  (Bring on the green tea and the online Scrabble…)

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Yay, thanks Meg! We know we’ll love the next book as much as we adore Belzhar. Want to know more about Belzhar? Visit our Belzhar Tumblr to see all the cool fan art and photos early readers have submitted, and tell us your own secret. What will you discover in Belzhar? There’s only one way to find out. 

Follow Meg on Twitter and Facebook and find out more about her and her books on her website!

Add Belzhar to your “to read” shelf on Goodreads, or better yet, go ahead and buy it right here

Proud Dutton publisher today. Congrats Meg!