I'm blogging on Friday again, but this time it's to ask for writerly support for the WestSide Book authors.
We're in a pickle.
WestSide is up for sale, but no one seems to know that, so all of our books are in limbo because no business is being conducted.
Can you put the word out?
Can you purchase one of our books to enhance our visibility?
Can you send chocolates? (We have plenty of pickles, so don't send any of those.)
Buy Our Publisher & I'll Give You a Raccoon (This was Beth's idea, but I'll up the prize and make it TWO Racoons.)
I can't put Sliding on the Edge or The Princess of Las Pulgas out as eBooks. I can't do much of anything, but wait. The other authors are in the same situation.
Beth Fehlbaum took out an ad in Publisher's Marketplace for today to highlight what's going on. Hope you'll check out her post. Here's the list of all the WestSide authors.
A Kid from Southie by John Shea and Michael Harmon-- nominated for a 2012 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers
A Closer Look by Karen DelleCava
Between Us Baxters by Bethany Hegedus-a 2010 Bank Street Best Book for Children, starred; Top 40 Fiction Books for YA by the Pennsylvania Library Association
Change Of Heart by Shari Maurer- named to the Pennsylvania School Library Association Top 40 books of 2010
Cracking the Ice by Dave Hendrickson
Dear Big V by Ellen W. Leroe
Hope In Patience by Beth Fehlbaum- 2011 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; Top Choice Award from Flamingnet
Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield
I Am Nuchu by Brenda Stanley
Listen by Nancy Coffelt
One Wish by Leigh Brescia
Open Wounds by Joseph Lunievicz--Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly; Book of the month in October at Treasured Tales for Young Adults
Orphan! by John R. Weber--selected a Top 40 YA novel for 2010 by the Pennsylvania School Librarian’s Association
Princess Of Las Pulgas by C. Lee McKenzie
Pull by B.A. Binns—nominated for a 2012 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers; 2010 National Readers Choice Award in the Young Adult category.
Running for My Life by Ann Gonzalez
Scars by Cheryl Rainfield- # 1, 2011 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, named to the 2011 ALA Rainbow List, a Governor General’s Literary Award finalist (Canada); ALA Stonewall Book Award Nominee; SCBWI Crystal Kite Award finalist; Independent Literary Awards (LGBT) shortlisted; Elliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award Nominee.
Saved By The Music by Selene Castrovilla
Seattle Blues by Michael Wenberg-selected a 2010 Bank Street Best Book for Children 9-12; Top Choice Award from Flamingnet
Shattered by Kathi Baron
Sliding On The Edge by C. Lee McKenzie
Something Terrible Happened on Kenmore by Marci Stillerman
Star in the Middle by Carol Larese Millward--Best YA Books of 2010: A Literary Mixtape - GalleyCat
Stepping Up by Mark Fink—winner of the Nevada State Book Award
Stringz by Michael Wenberg- selected a Top 40 YA novel for 2010 by the Pennsylvania School Librarian’s Association; Top Choice Award from Flamingnet
The Girl Next Door by Selene Castrovilla--selected a Top 40 YA novel for 2010 by the Pennsylvania School Librarian’s Association; one of GalleyCat's Best YA Books of 2010
The Ring by Bobbie Pyron—Finalist, Utah State Book Award
The Summer I Got A Life by Mark Fink
Waiting to Score by J.E. MacLeod—A 2010 Bank Street Best Book for Children