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Congrats to Lenore!!

I'd like to give a big HUGE congratulations to Lenore (of the fantastic blog Presenting Lenore!) As some of you might know, Lenore is also a writer as well as a blogger and reviewer. I opened my e-mail today and saw this blurb from Publisher's Weekly:

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers has acquired a YA novel called Level Two by Lenore Appelhans, in a joint acquisition with CBS Films. According to S&S, this is the first time the company has coordinated a deal so that an author received a simultaneous book and film offer. In Level Two, the liminal place between our world (Level One) and heaven, Felicia spends her days reliving her memories from the security of her pod—until she gets broken out by Julian, a boy she met on Earth. Appelhans writes the popular YA blog Presenting Lenore. Level Two will be published in either fall 2012 or spring 2013, with a 200,000-copy first printing.

OMG!! I immediately did a happy dance in Lenore's honor! I am so so thrilled for her and I can't wait to read her book! I also think this news comes on the most perfect of days. I'm celebrating my blogoversary, and Lenore is the first person I remember commenting on my blog and really encouraging me to keep going. I knew I had to blog because someone out there was reading it. So I owe a lot of my blogging to Lenore and her encouragement. So thank you for being so awesome and CONGRATS!!

Comments

  1. Wow! That's a weird coincidence. Congrats to Lenore! Can't wait for her book to come out.

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  2. Oh wow! HUGE congrats to Lenore!!

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  3. a 200,000 copy first printing is HUGEEEEEEEE.

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  4. You scooped me! I was at a restaurant when the news broke and my BlackBerry wouldn't connect to twitter...

    I hope you love it!

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  5. Awesome! Thanks for breaking the news!

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  6. Lenore is a fantastic mentor, blogger and friend. She deserves all the amazing stuff happening!

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee