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The Stone Girl - On Sale August 28th and Events!

My third novel, The Stone Girl , is on sale TODAY, August 28 th ! Below are all the details for my upcoming events, together with some of my favorite young-adult authors.   And, for those of you who like to plan ahead of time, I’ll be visiting starting November 12, 2012! Hope to see you – and hear from you – soon!   Alyssa’s Events Friday, September 14, 2012 (with Adele Griffin, Deborah Heiligman, and David Levithan) Barnes & Noble 3535 US Route #1 Princeton, NJ 7pm   Wednesday, October 3, 2012 (Teen Author Reading Night) Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library ( Sixth Avenue and Tenth Street) New York, NY 6pm Featuring: Jocelyn Davies Jeff Hirsch Aaron Karo Eugene Myers Alyssa Sheinmel Suzanne Weyn   Sunday, October 7, 2012 (with Adele Griffin, Theo Lawrence, David Levithan, and Eliot Schrefer) Oblong Books 6422 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck, NY 4pm   Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (with Adele Gri

The Stone Girl – Blog Tour and More!

The blog tour for The Stone Girl is kicking off tomorrow, which means that the book will be on sale in less than a month.   It’s still surprising to me that this novel is really being published.   Writing The Stone Girl , I thought that maybe this book was just for me.   I didn’t think anyone would want to read or publish it.   Maybe I was just getting it out of my system, this eating disorder book that I just had to write, and once I finished telling Sethie’s story, I could go back to writing something better, something people might actually want to read. I never wanted to write a book about eating disorders, but I guess I always knew I would, since there was a time when they were a big part of my own life.   But I certainly didn’t think there was anything to say about eating disorders that hadn’t already been said in the books I’d read for as long as I could remember: The Best Little Girl in the World, Stick Figure, Fasting Girls, Hunger Pains, and more recently Unbearable Lightn

2012 Teen Author Festival March 14-20!

The annual Teen Author Festival is here yet again! Below is the list of events in which I’m participating, including my very first chance to read from The Stone Girl on March 31st at the New York Public Library. Hope to see you there! Teen Author Symposium Saturday, March 31st 1pm-5pm South Court, New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street 1pm: Introduction 1:10-2pm: Rising to the Challenge: YA Characters Facing Down What Life Throws Them Tara Altebrando Matt Blackstone Susane Colasanti Kody Keplinger Siobhan Vivian K.M. Walton moderator: David Levithan 2-2:50pm: Killer Instincts: Death, Murder, and the YA Novel Jennifer Lynn Barnes Gina Damico Kim Harrington Barry Lyga moderator: Marie Rutkoski 2:50-4pm: Moments of Truth: Characters at a Crossroads Natasha Friend Margie Gelbwasser Jennifer Hubbard Stewart Lewis Sarah Darer Littman Jess Rothenberg Daisy Whitney moderator: E. Lockhart 4-5pm: Looking Forward to Fall David Levithan Marie Rutkoski Eliot Schrefer Alyssa Shein