writing a book, sought out representation, and waded through the process of publishing. It's becoming real. I have been focusing so hard on my move and setting up Writopia in Mt. Kisco that I have (almost) forgotten about EDGES. (Ha!)
But guess what? I am on the Teen Author Social calendar pre-EDGES release date! The wonderful author David Levithan not only writes and is the editorial director at Scholastic, but he has also organized and created a forum for YA writers in NYC to be a real community - to not only read together at libraries, but to socialize over a cranberry juice or a gimlet.
This will be my very first reading as an author. Hopefully there will be many more in my future! Here is the info and line-up for (my) night:
November 3 -- Teen Author Reading Night (6-7:30, Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL, 425 6th Ave, at 10th St.)
Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
Sarah Beth Durst, Enchanted Ivy
Barry Lyga, Archvillain
Lena Roy, Edges
Kieran Scott, She’s So Dead to Us
Scott Westerfeld, Behemoth
OMG, right? Look at all of these awesome writers! Do I dare to be one of THEM? (Will they like me? Will they like my book? Please!) What parts will I read? What will I wear?
EDGES won't be out until December 7th, but in the meantime, I can look forward to this in the next couple of months. And a few friends have already said they would come . . . I need some psychic hand-holding!
Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.
"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.