First of all, thanks for all your fascinating thoughts on yesterday’s Nano Tip post. It’s been really cool hearing your interpretations of the story. All you Nanowrimo-ers should pay close attention to the comment thread; it’s really important for writers to realize how different reader responses can be.
I’ll be posting my own personal thoughts on the story tomorrow, but today you can read Justine’s Nano Tip #2! Remember, she’s doing the even-numbered days of November and I’m doing odd ones. We’re organized like that.
In other news, there’s a discussion about Leviathan between me and Joe Monti here at Tor.com’s Steampunk Month. And I’ve just learned that the book has been chosen as one of Amazon’s Top Ten Books of 2009. w00t!
Congrats to everyone else who made the list.
Now, as promised, here are THREE final dates in my US tour:
Sunday, November 8 1:00PM
Scott Westerfeld Discusses Leviathan at Symphony Space
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre and CafÃ©
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
New York, NY 10025
The Symphony Space series is aimed at young writers. There will be a discussion, a few slides, a short reading, and a creative writing prompt. Then lots of Q&A. I’ve never done one of these, but it sounds like a cool format. Go here to buy tickets.
Then I’m doing a mega-event with five other authors at Books of Wonder, here in NYC. Check this out:
Tuesday, November 10 6:00PM
Books of Wonder
Libba Bray – Going Bovine
Kristin Cashore- Fire
Suzanne Collins – Catching Fire
Michael Grant – Hunger
Justine Larbalester – Liar
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
And finally, we finish up with an ultra-mega-event in Philadelphia:
Sunday, November 22 1:00-3:00PM
A NOVEL IDEA:
A benefit for the Philadelphia Free Library
summer reading program
Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher,
T.A. Barron, Sarah Dessen,
Steven Kluger, Justine Larbalestier,
David Levithan, Lauren Myracle,
Jacqueline Woodson and me!
Childrenâ€™s Book World
17 Haverford Station Rd.
Holy Guacamole, what a line up! Hope to see you there.