Saturday, March 19, 2011

NYC Teen Author Festival Tomorrow (March 20) at 1 pm at Books of Wonder

If you're in NYC this weekend, do try to stop by Books of Wonder for the NYC Teen Author Festival

Books of Wonder is hosting the 2011 NYC Teen Author Festival, the third annual celebration of all the talented authors who write for teens, on Sunday, March 20th  Among the celebrated authors who will be there are the event organizer and bestselling author, DAVID LEVITHAN for Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, E. LOCKHART for Real Live Boyfriends, MAGGIE STIEFVATER for Linger the second book in her The Wolves of Mercy Fall Trilogy, SARAH MLYNOWSKI for Gimme a Call, MATT DE LA PENA for I Will Save You, and NY Times bestselling author JUDY BLUNDELL for Strings Attached, and many, many, MANY more talents! For a complete listing of all the great authors and their titles, please look below. Beginning at 1pm, this massive crew of talents will introduce their titles, take questions from the audience, and then sign copies of ALL their amazing books! Ages 10 and up. 1-4pm.

1:00 - 1:45pm
Lizabeth ZindeL - A Girl, A Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills
Maryrose Wood - The Hidden Gallery
Suzanne Weyn - Empty
Danette Vigilante - The Trouble with Half a Moon
Maggie Stiefvater - Linger
Natalie Standiford - Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters
Mark Shulman - Scrawl
Alyssa Sheinmel - The Beautiful Between
Kieran Scott - She’s So Dead to Us
Leila Sales - Mostly Good Girls
Patrick Ryan - Gemini Bites

1:45 - 2:30pm
Marie Rutkoski - The Celestial Globe
Lena Roy - Edges
Michael Northrop - Trapped
Sarah MLYnowski - Gimme a Call
Neesha Meminger - Jazz in Love
Terra Elan McVoy - After the Kiss
Lisa McMann - Cryer’s Cross
Kimberly Marcus - Exposed
Melina Marchetta - The Piper’s Son
Torrey Maldonado - Secret Saturdays
Barry Lyga -

2:30 - 3:15pm
E. Lockhart - Real Live Boyfriends
Sarah Darer Littman - Life After
David Levithan - Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
Melissa Kantor - The Darlings Are Forever
Carla JablonSKi - Resistance
Gwendolyn Heasley - Where I Belong
Kim Harrington - Clarity
Christopher Grant - Teenie
Margie Gelbwasser - Inconvenient
Elizabeth Eulberg - Prom & Prejudice
Helen Ellis -
The Turning

3:15 - 4:00pm
Daniel Ehrenhaft - Friend is Not a Verb
Sarah Beth Durst - Enchanted Ivy
Matt De La Pena - I Will Save You
Brent Crawford - Carter Finally Gets It
Eireann Corrigan - Accomplice
Susane Colasanti - Something Like Fate
ALEXANDRA BULLEN - Wishful thinking
Marina Budhos - Tell Us We’re Home
Kate Brian - Book of Spells
Philana Marie Boles - Glitz
Judy Blundell - Strings Attached
Cathleen Bell -
Little Blog on the Prairie

Monday, March 14, 2011

In Office Hours by Lucy Kellaway

In Office Hours

The blurb:
With a sharp sense of humor and brutal honesty, Lucy Kellaway’s In Office Hours examines two women’s office romances -- and all the good and bad that comes with them.  
In Office Hours is the story of Stella and Bella, two intelligent working women who each fall for impossible lovers -- at work.  Kellaway’s keen observations on the way in which affairs move from state to state are a sort of master class in office love, bringing to life both the excitement and illicit romance and the ridiculousness of business behavior and language with a cutting sense of humor.
In Office Hours is intelligent, funny, moving, and agonizing, but it’s also painfully recognizable for any woman who has ever worked in an office or ever been in love.  Kellaway hits a real nerve with her depictions of how we get into the emotional messes that we do and how very difficult it is to get out again.
In Office Hours gives us the humor and lightness of women’s fiction in the context of office romances.   Lucy Kellaway captures the complexity and difficulty of the carrying on a love affair at work with sensitivity and wit.   Whether women are dating someone significantly more powerful or considerably junior - these love affairs carry huge risks.  
In Office Hours, Lucy Kellaway gives us an intelligent and funny approach to love and its resulting heartbreak.

ISBN-10: 0446565695 - Hardcover $24
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (February 7, 2011), 336 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.
About the Author:
Lucy Kellaway is the management columnist at the Financial Times.  She also writes a weekly management column for The Irish Times.  In addition, she has worked as energy correspondent, Brussels correspondent, and interviewer of business people and celebrities, all with the Financial Times.  She has become well known for her pointed commentaries on the limitations of modern corporate culture.  At the 2006 British Press Awards she was named Columnist of the Year.