inkpop Fundamentals: April 14, 2011
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 14, 2011
★ More YA on its way from Candace Bushnell! The ink has yet to dry on author Candace Bushnell’s Summer and the City – the sequel to 2010’s popular The Carrie Diaries, which hits bookstores on April 26, 2011 – but already the author, known for being the brainchild behind Sex and the City, is dishing on continuing her foray into YA literature. “While it’s undecided whether the two announced books will continue the saga of Carrie’s transformation from small-town girl to Cosmo-sipping fashionista, fans of ‘The Carrie Diaries’ will be excited to know of Bushnell’s plans to write at least two more books for younger readers. ‘Working on ‘The Carrie Diaries’ and ‘Summer and the City’ was an exciting and rewarding experience,’ Bushnell told EW exclusively. ‘I’m looking forward to writing more novels for young adults.’” Entertainment Weekly.
★ Happy, happy Teen Lit Day! It seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Teen Lit Day; but already an entire year has passed, and we are, once more cheering for the unofficial holiday created by the Young Adult Library Services Association “to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today’s teens.” Click here for different ideas on how you can support, and participate in Teen Lit Day; and to learn about Operation Teen Book Drop. Young Adult Library Services Association.
★ New writing from ‘Hunger Games’ author Suzanne Collins Though known for her prowess and natural ability to pen fantastical fictional tales of war, such as The Hunger Games and The Underland Chronicles; Suzanne Collins has announced that she is now focusing her energies on a far more biopic project which also has to do with war, but in a way that will appeal to teenage audiences, as a tribute to her father, grandfather, and uncle, who served in the military themselves. “I specifically want to do this book, one as a sort of memory piece kind of honoring that year for my family, and two, because I know so many children are experiencing it right now — having deployed parents. And it’s a way I would like to try and communicate my own experience to them.” The book is said to include illustrations inspired by Collins’ family members, in addition to using their true names within the pages. GalleyCat.
Over to you…are you counting down the days until the release of Summer and the City? Do you hope that Bushnell writes more books about young Carrie Bradshaw, or begins penning YA novels about a new character? What are you doing to celebrate Teen Literature Day? What do you think of Collins’ new project? Will you be picking up a copy once it’s available in bookstores?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)