Lateness and Links

Toon Thursday is going to be a bit late today. It will still technically be Thursday PST, but it may be Friday in some places by the time I get it posted. This week has included some unexpected activity–friend drama, car drama, and lots of good old-fashioned work. Anyway, in the meantime, enjoy these links.
Teen Ink is “a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing and art.” It’s distributed in classrooms, but is also available online, so go check it out. It’s been around since 1989, and is produced by a non-profit group called the Young Authors Foundation, Inc. For a free sample of the print issue, go here. It looks like a great chance for young artists and writers to get their work out there–makes me wish the internets were all fancy like that when I was a teen. Sadly, they were not. I remember going to a study group at a friend’s house when I was a junior, and he was SO EXCITED because his family had just gotten Prodigy, which at that time was not much more than a series of tubes that you could use to send e-mail.
Anyway, for more reading pleasure, check out the latest issue of Readergirlz, which is all about body image; or cruise by Guys Lit Wire for this week’s reading suggestions. Lastly, there’s a nifty book trailer for Monster Blood Tattoo: Lamplighter featuring some D.M. Cornish artistic goodness, and a contest over at Chronicle Books for girls who want to win a Hello Kitty fender guitar in honor of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. Personally, I’m not so sure about the Hello Kitty part, but winning a guitar? Coolness.

About the author

Sarah Jamila Stevenson is a writer, artist, editor, graphic designer, professor of humanities, and localization QA tester, so she wears a teetering pile of hats. On any given day, she is very tired. She is the author of the middle grade graphic novel Alexis vs. Summer Vacation, and three YA novels, including the award-winning The Latte Rebellion.


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