December 03, 2014

Give the Gift of Angst


Here are some links to consider when working on your Christmas list. Suggestion: keep it simple. KDA for everybody.

-- Hiya Swanhuyser wrote this piece about me and my bloodshot eye for SF Weekly.

-- Posh Deluxe of Forever YA reunites with Tom Henderson under the aegis of Kirkus. It could only happen on the internet.

-- Sara of Novel Novice video-interviewed me at a Portland Barnes & Noble and you can watch it here. And here's her review of the book. Thanks, Sara!

-- King Dork gets a shout-out (if "shout-out" means what I think it does) from the romance fiction site Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Much appreciated, ladies.

-- recommends buying King Dork Approximately for everyone on your Christmas list. And who am I to argue with

-- Yet another Christmas list recommendation from Emma Silvers at SF Weekly.

-- The Scottish Book Trust sounds important (or possibly like a slang term for some sort of con game involving posing as a Scotsman selling some rare book other -- not sure how it works, and if anyone knows please tell me.) In any case, King Dork rates a mention in this list of eight novels about adolescence for adults from the musician-novelist Lewis Gordon.

-- Entering the King Dork Approximately Contest the Daily Fig (from entails writing a 250 word story based on your favorite song to listen to while writing. Ten winners will receive a "prize package of Figment swag" and get their stories featured in their newsletter. You have till Dec. 19 to get in on this.

-- Some complex thoughts and feelings on King Dork Approximately.

-- I am interviewed Publishers Weekly.

-- King Dork Approximately receives the Central Rappahannock Regional Library seal of approval.

--Graphic novelist Mariko Tamaki credits King Dork as the book that made her comfortable with her place in YA literature. Sometimes all it takes is a really gritty book. Thanks for the plug, Mariko!

-- "King Dork Approximately," the song, is on i-Tunes. See the video at the AV Club. Pre-order the cassingle from Mooster Records here.

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 3, 2014 08:04 PM