on book trailers

courtneybooks, media, young adult lit

I really like book trailers, and by like, I mean love. I heart them. Apparently some people DON’T heart book trailers, which I find fascinating, because it’s not like they attach themselves to your internet and render it useless until you’ve watched them through at least once. At least the ones I’ve watched haven’t (maybe I’ve just been lucky, though). … Read More

patrick’s super socks

courtneybooks, people

This book is super cute, people. I was lucky enough to win it when Thomas (the author!) held a haiku contest in his blog, and by lucky, I do mean lucky, because the competition was FIERCE. I threw ‘yo’ into my entry just to meet the syllable count (and I was totally caught!), so I thought that would push me … Read More

interview with em crane, author of skin deep

courtneybooks, interviews, young adult lit

If there is one book everyone should make sure–absolutely, positively, 100% sure–is on their bookshelves, it is Skin Deep by E.M. Crane. I’ve been excited for this novel since I first glimpsed its gorgeous cover but when I finally received my copy in the mail, shortly after it hit bookstores everywhere, I was in the thick of revisions and did … Read More

cover madness

courtneybooks, cracked up to be, opinion, young adult lit

Everytime someone says something like, “I can’t wait to see your cover, Courtney!” I die a little inside. But in a good way. Everyone who has held a conversation with me for longer than five minutes knows I’m crazy excited about that far-off point in the future where I’ll get to see the face of my book. Add to the … Read More

happy new year!

courtneybooks, personal

2007, whatta year. I’m grateful. Good wishes to all in 2008! PS: three reasons I’m looking forward to next year: Skin Deep by EM Crane Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning by Danette Haworth I Know It’s Over by CK Kelly Martin