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Paperback and more

Little bits:

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is out in paperback! 

John and Hank Green have a game show.  It's called Truth or Fail. 

Wednesday Sept 9th I'll be at Jefferson Market Library in New York City with a great line-up of fellow writers. 6pm. 

Sunday, Sept 13th I'll be at Brookline Public Library in Brookline, MA.  1:00 p.m.
Brookline Public Library
361 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02466

Wednesday, Sept 16th I'll be at Anderson's bookshop in Naperville, IL  7pm
123 West Jefferson
Naperville, IL 60540

Come out and see me!

Several things

Several things:

The Treasure Map of Boys launch has RUBY writing an advice column. Yes, even though she's a leper and a famous slut. Yes, even though she's certifiably mental and has been noboyfriend for 37 weeks. She is telling actual, non-fictional human beings what to do! 


Libba Bray in a cow suit.  Her book, GOING BOVINE, comes out Sept 22. This is the best video you'll watch this year, I promise.

Are you following me on Twitter? Because I feel like that's where all my scoops are.  It is so much quicker than blogging. And such instant gratification! 

Please come out and see me at teen Author Reading Night, September 9th. This is my only NYC area appearance for The Treasure Map of Boys.  And it's a great great lineup. 
I'm posting the October calendar here, too, because that's just as awesome a night.


September 9 -- Teen Author  Reading Night  (6-7:30, Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL, 425 6th Ave, at 10th St.)

Gordon Korman, Pop

Justine Larbalestier, Liar

David Levithan, Love is the Higher Law

E. Lockhart, The Treasure Map of Boys

Lauren McLaughlin, Recycler

Bennett Madison, The Blonde of the Joke

Dan Poblocki, The Stone Child

Scott Westerfeld, Leviathan


October 7 -- Teen Author Reading Night (6-7:30, Jefferson Market Branch of NYPL, 425 6th Ave, at 10th St.)

Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Tom Dolby, The Secret Society
Sarah Beth Durst, Ice

Melissa Kantor, The Invisible I

Shani Petroff, Daddy’s Little Angel

Jeff Rivera, Forever My Lady

Natalie Standiford, How to Say Goodbye in Robot


Ask Ruby

The Ask Ruby feature on Random Buzzers got great response, so they extended it. Until August 30, you can anonymously ask Roo any question you like -- and then check back to see if she picked yours to answer. 

Here's where you ask (after logging into Random Buzzers):  Ask Ruby

And go here to see the forum where the answers are posted, including all Roo's advice to the lovelorn -- keeping in mind, of course, that she's only 17, possibly mental, a leper, and spends most of her time in the state of noboyfriend.

Reminder from the department of self-aggrandizement and promotion:  The Treasure Map of Boys is in your local bookstore now. Plus a good-looking re-issue of Fly on the Wall, which is my raciest book ever. (Don't tell your folks.)