Monday, October 19, 2009

Catherynne Valente author of many wonderful stories including Palimpsest
and The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden made an announcement today. She has sold one of her newest stories The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Why is this such a big deal? Well, first of all she is a great author who produces story after story that will simply capture you and whisk you away to another time and place and secondly she has been making this particular story available on-line for months now. Adding new chapters wee k-by-week which you can read by going here. It is not the

traditional way of doing things for sure but with her presence on the literary scene already established, her wonderful writing skill and her fan base to support this title has been picked up by Feiwel and Friends, a Young Adult imprint of Macmillian. And for those of you who don't already know that is a huge deal. This is where books are headed, a blend of traditional publications and the world wide interwebs. It puts a smile on my face knowing that things like this really are happening. That a "traditional" publishing house can see the potential in working with the web and not against it listening to the people and giving a story a bigger chance in the world.
Not only is Feiwel and Friends picking up the current Fairyland story but they are going to take it to the next level with a sequel to the fairyland story which I can't even tell you how excited I am to experience, knowing Valente it will be a truly enjoyable continuation of her fairyland adventure.

You can keep in touch with Catherynne Valente through her website, facebook or twitter. Purchase her books on Amazon.com

Currently "Reading":
Magazine - This month's Parents Magazine
Book - Stop, Rest, and Think by Fuad A. Kamal
Audio - finally going to finish that Studs Terkel book I have been listening to off and on forever.

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