IndieBound and BookPage - US Independent Booksellers
17 December 2010
Great news for the run-up to publication of ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ in the US. My book will be a featured pick for the February 2011 Indie Next list on Indie Bound: this is a national association of independent booksellers and it will lead to in-store and online promotions of the book. As well as this, BookPage, a magazine sold through independent booksellers and public libraries, is running an excellent pre-publication review of the novel. Two great boosts as ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ finds its way in the vast and daunting US book market. Hooray!
Book Page review
Indie Bound homepage
IMPAC Dublin Literary Award longlist
15 November 2010
The Mistress of Nothing’ has been nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award! The shortlist will be announced on 12 April, 2011.
FSC Green Book Campaign
12 November 2010
My novel ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ was included in this week’s Green Book Campaign organised by Eco-Libris. Elizabeth Baines reviewed my novel as one of 200 books reviewed by 200 bloggers; all reviews were published on Wed.10 Nov.
Elizabeth Baines review
Lifelines Nominated for a BETT Award
2 November 2010
‘Lifelines’, the digital fiction project Chris Joseph and I created for Rising Stars UK, has been shortlisted for a BETT Award!!!
This is terrific news for both the project and the publisher. ‘Lifelines’ is a series of nine digital stories for use in the classroom at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 levels. This nomination will help to bring it to the attention of more schools and more teachers.
October 2010 Canadian book tour
14 October 2010
I’m about to head off on a two week book tour in Canada, visiting festivals in Whistler, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Toronto. For details of these events, please go to the Events page.
TOC Frankfurt - Tuesday 5 October 2010
27 September 2010
I’m really looking forward to the TOC Frankfurt day, Tuesday 5 October. Great speakers, including Douglass Rushkoff and Jeff Jarvis.
Inanimate Alice: The Evolution of Online Language Arts Resources
6 September 2010
INACOL - the International Association for K-12 Online Learning - is hosting a Teacher Talk Webinar on “The Evolution of Online Language Arts Resources”
on Thursday, September 16, 2010:
18:00-19:00 Eastern (US)
They will use my work ‘Inanimate Alice’ as an example of the way teachers and students can extend stories outward for teaching and learning.
Digital content and technologies are transforming learning, communications, and society itself in ways that are still unfolding, but akin to the communications revolution following the invention of the printing press. While digital content and texts have made inroads into the classroom, several hurdles remain surrounding access, costs, and the training required, as well as the focus on core reading and mathematics standards, standardized testing, and budget crises.
Today’s new technologies require a broad rethinking of books and other resources for teaching and learning language arts. While many digital texts are merely an electronic image of a paper product, others have employed the electronic format in broadening the spectrum of learning. Digital storytelling or new media writing employ computers or electronic devices such as an iPhone in both writing and reading digital stories, and utilize multimedia in ways impossible in printed books.
This session examines the emerging future of digital curriculum resources for online language arts teachers and issues surrounding multimedia literacy. We will examine a digital novel utilizing text, sound, images, and gaming in storytelling, and what teachers and students have done to extend the story further into teaching and learning.
Bruce Friend, Director, SAS® Curriculum Pathways®, SAS Institute
John Warren, Director of Marketing, Publications, RAND Corporation
Teacher Talk Webinar
TOC Frankfurt - Tuesday 5 October 2010
29 July 2010
October 2010 book tour in Canada
20 July 2010
This coming October I’ll be doing events at the Whistler Writers Festival, the Vancouver Writers Festival, the Ottawa Writers Festival, and IFOA in Toronto. I’ll also be doing an event in Toronto for the Heliconian Society. More details are on the Events page.
ARCs of The Mistress of Nothing ready at S&S USA
10 June 2010
Advance Reader’s Copies of ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ are ready and available from Touchstone Fireside, Simon & Schuster, US. The hardcover edition of the book will be published in January 2010. If you are interested in the book, you can request a review copy at TFPublicity@simonandschuster.com.
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