NaNo, Grading, Cybils, Oh My!

Snowed under right now…..I am frantically wrapping up first marking period grades, trying to keep up with my NaNoWriMo novel, and reading for the Cybils.  Needless to say, I am more than a little busy. I have reviews to write and promise to get some of them up this week,


Oh!  But tomorrow morning the mailman is picking up the first two ARCsFloatOn packages!  I have three more boxes that will be ready to go out on Tuesday.  Tomorrow I have to stop at the post office and get more flat rate boxes.  So far, ARCsFloatOn is a huge success!


Finally, I am very sad that I will not be at NCTE this coming week.  😦  I am hoping to attend vicariously through people’s tweets, so please tweet if you are there!  The hashtag is #NCTE10.


Create Your Debut YA Cover

Travis over at 100 Scope Notes invites us to create our own debut YA book cover

YA novelApparently, my debut YA novel will be about the timeless struggle between doing laundry and drinking a martini.  As a teen.  See, no parent will suspect you are an alcoholic if you volunteer to do the laundry!  😉



1 – Go to “Fake Name Generator” or click

The name that appears is your author name.

2 – Go to “Random Word Generator” or click

The word listed under “Random Verb” is your title.

3 – Go to “FlickrCC” or click

Type your title into the search box. The first photo that contains a person is your cover.

4 – Use Photoshop, Picnik, or similar to put it all together. Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.

5 – Post it to your site along with this text.