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Help me with Roo3

For Roo3, I need your help:

Movies in which the woman dies and thereby helps the hero to realize his full potential in the world, only of course, bad luck for her because she's dead. Example: Moulin Rouge.

Also, movies in which the heroine is a prostitute and the hero is not, and it seems kind of like being a prostitute might be a good way to get a supercute guy such as young Richard Gere or Ewan Macgregor. Examples: Moulin Rouge, Pretty Woman.

I need more! Many many more! I know they are out there! Please leave your lists in the comments, here or on LJ and you will have HELPED ME SO MUCH. My brain is dead.

Tour Dates in May

Tour dates!
This May I'll be on tour with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski for release of our book, How to Be Bad. I'll also be signing The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks at all events, plus you'll be able to get hot-off-the-presses paperbacks of Dramarama and The Boy Book. Also cold-off-the-presses copies of my others.
Lauren and Sarah will sign their other books too!

Here's the schedule. Mark your schedules.
Librarians and teachers, bring your kids!

May 6, 2008
Barnes & Noble 7:00pm 2900 Peachtree Rd Atlanta, GA 404-261-7747

May 7, 2008
The Bookmark 4:00pm 299 Atlantic Blvd Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 904-241-9026

May 8, 2008
7:00pm Borders 8285 Red Bug Lake Road Oviedo, FL 32765 _407-977-3385

May 9, 2008
Store Event/Teen Band Night 7:00pm_Books & Books _265 Aragon Ave _Coral Gables, FL 33134 _305-442-4408

May 12, 2008
7 PM_Anderson's Bookshops _123 W Jefferson Ave _Naperville, IL 60540 _630-355-2665

May 13, 2008
7:00pm _Barnes & Noble _55 Old Orchard Center _Skokie, IL 60077 _847-676-2230

May 20, 2008_
6:30pm_Vroman's Bookstore _695 E. Colorado Blvd _Pasadena, CA 91101 _626-449-5320

May 21, 2008
Not Your Mother_s Book Club event _7:00pm_Books Inc._San Francisco, CA

May 22, 2008
Hicklebee's Childrens Books _3:00pm_1378 Lincoln Ave _San Jose, CA 95125 _408-292-8880

May 29, 2008
Time: TK_ Fairfield Public Library _1080 Old Post Road _Fairfield, CT 06824 _203-256-3155

May 31, 2008
Barnes & Noble _2:00pm_Country Glen Center _91 Old Country Road_Carle Place, NY 11514_516-741-9850

PW is nice about Bad

How to Be Bad
Three deservedly popular YA authors take turns narrating this exuberant novel... Whip-smart dialogue and a fast-moving, picaresque plot that zooms from lump-in-the-throat moments to all-out giddiness will keep readers going, and it's a testimony to how real these girls seem that the final chapters are profoundly satisfying rather than tidy.
-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Sorry so many posts from the Department of Self-Aggrandizement.

Here is what is really going on:
I have a headache!
I am drinking diet cream soda!
I am dealing with a lot of boring real estate stuff!
I am still wearing my ski hat indoors!
I am reading an early draft of Parties and Potions by Sarah Mlynowski!
Roo3 is tragically stalled! (Don't tell my editor)
You see, I have a very very glamorous life.

Disreputable History is a Richie's Pick

I am in California! I am having insomnia! I am on vacation and not writing anything. Yesterday I saw elephant seals!

A nice review for The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks came in today from Richie's Picks (whole thing not on the site yet as of Thursday), but it says:
"An extraordinary read and a book that will really brand E. Lockhart as a major league YA author."

(Don't anyone tell him, please, that Roo3 still doesn't have a plot!)

More from the Department of Self-Aggrandizement

"An empowered female hero like Frankie is a rare and refreshing find. She is the ultimate feminist role model for teens: a girl with guts and imagination who’s brave enough to take on the “old boy’s club.”

-- School Library Journal, starred review

(that makes four starred reviews. Squueeee!) The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is in stores March 22.

Great Zombie Poetry

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Holly Black's zombie improvement on a William Carlos Williams poem. This made my morning. Yes, on Valetines Day.

The contest is still going on. Rules here. And more details here.

Yes, I am on team Unicorn. (So is Holly!) Yes, I am a judge of the Zombie contest anyway!
I do not, however, contend that adding unicorns to every story will make it better. That is patently untrue. Unicorns are best if used, like salt, in moderation.