Thursday, April 29, 2010

Friday Roundup—Texas Sweethearts Style

The Texas Sweethearts hope you had a great week!

In case you missed it this week, our Featured Sweetheart was Melissa Buron! Melissa has made a lifetime out of a love of books, reading and writing!

Please email us your nominations for featured sweethearts!


Texas Sweetheart Jessica Lee Anderson was thrilled to discover this book trailer made for her middle grade novel TRUDY!


And on the video front, Sweetheart P. J. Hoover had a birthday this week (a big one) and made this video to celebrate.


In review news, Jessica Lee Anderson received a fantastic review from Teens Read Too for BORDER CROSSING! Thank you, Teens Read Too!


Press release from Bethany Hegedus, Co-Editor of Hunger Mountain

The 2010 Katherine Paterson Prize Deadlines and Judge Announced.

Bestselling author Holly Black will be the 2010 judge of the Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing at Hunger Mountain: the VCFA Journal of the Arts.

The Katherine Paterson prize was launched last year to honor writers of young adult and children’s literature. Writers may enter young adult and middle grade writing and writing for young children. Entries may be short stories or novel excerpts.
There is a $20 entry fee, and the postmark deadline is June 30, 2010. There is a $1000 prize for the winning entry, and three runners-up receive $100. The winner and the runners-up are all published on Hunger Mountain online.
Complete guidelines may be found here.


If you're in the Austin area, and happen to be near the Arboretum Barnes & Noble this Saturday from 2-4, PLEASE stop by and see Sweetheart P. J. Hoover. She'll be doing a reading and then signing books. Is this the best book display ever or what (well, PJ thinks it is)?

May is shaping up to be another great month! Here are all the places we'll be for May:

May 1, 2010 - PJ Hoover Booksigning at Barnes & Noble 2:00pm, Austin, TX

May 4, 2010 - PJ Hoover author visit at Jollyville Elementary School, Austin, TX

May 12, 2010 - PJ Hoover author visit at Barbara Jordan Elementary School, Austin, TX

May 15, 2010 - Writing Workshop, Austin, TX

May 20, 2010 - Jessica Lee Anderson as the DAR Keynote/Annual Luncheon

May 25-28, 2010 - Jessica Lee Anderson and PJ Hoover at BookExpo America (BEA) in New York
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 11:00-12:00: PJ signing in Booth 3777


Here we Sweethearts are at one of our very favorite places for lunch. (can you name the place?)

Have a great weekend!

*Note: If there is something you'd like us to include in our Friday roundup, please email us. We're happy to include news and information about the awesomeness of the kidlit world!


  1. Ladies-you make me smile every time I see your videos and pictures!!! Thank you for adding to the pleasantness of my week...
    WHAT!!! AGAIN at the flipping meal table ALL TOGETHER with those fab T-Shirts! I see plates...! with envy again. Tell me what you ate.

    Will e-mail you this weekend with 2 names of amazing Ladies who I think you'd love to interview together.

    So SWEETIES - GOOD LUCK with all your personal appearances...I'm a wee bit too far away to get to them....I don't think my sexy carrier pigeon service would be able to bear my weight....sniff!

  2. Thanks, Ann Marie! And yes, the table again. With the t-shirts (we had something going on and grabbed lunch afterward). If I recall correctly, I had lettuce wraps, Jo had a salad, and Jessica...what did you have, Jessica?

  3. Awww, loved the video, Tricia, and your Sweethearts love YOU!
    Ann Marie, you're always so kind and hilarious. :o)