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It’s nearly that time again!  The Crossroads Blog Tour returns October 21st to 28th with thirteen fabulous young adult authors, and the chance to win a Kindle pre-loaded with a title by each author:

Judith Graves – Leap Books – Under My Skin, Second Skin, Skin of My Teeth, Killer’s Instinct

Joy Preble – Sourcebooks – Dreaming Anastasia, Haunted, Anastasia Forever. Soho Press (forthcoming May 2013) – The Sweet Dead Life

Stacey Kade – Hyperion – The Ghost and the Goth, Queen of the Dead, Body & Soul

Amanda Ashby – Speak – You Had Me at HaloZombie Queen of Newbury High, Fairy Bad Day, Demonosity

Lucienne Diver – Flux – Vamped, Revamped, Fangtasic, Fangtabulous

Kiki Hamilton – Teen / Macmillian – The Faerie Ring, The Torn Wing

Jackie Morse Kessler – Harcourt Graphia – Hunger, Rage, Loss

Christine Fonseca – Compass Press – Transcend, Libera Me

Carrie Harris – Delacorte Books for Young Readers –Taste In Boys, Bad Hair Day

Dawn Dalton – Leap Books – SPIRITED Anthology, Killer’s Instinct

Leanna Renee Hieber – Sourcebooks – Darker Still (Magic Most Foul, #1), The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul, #2)

Ty Drago – Sourcebooks – The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses, The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead

Janet Fox – Speak – Faithful, Forgiven, Sirens
I’m paired this year with Christine Fonseca, and our schedule of blog appearances is below, along with links!

21st Late Bloomer

22nd Confessions of a Bookaholic

23rd Most Wanted Monsters

24th Mundie Moms

25th A Life Bound by Books

26th Scribing Shadows

27th For What It’s Worth

28th A Simple Love of Reading

Hope you’ll come see us and enter for a chance to win!

So crazy busy that it would be easy to just post some beautiful pics from Germany and be done with it, but the Frankfurt Book Fair is so much more than the few hours you can steal away for sightseeing that even the gorgeous photos would not do it justice.  For one thing, it is amazing to see so many buildings and booths taken up with books and the business of buying and selling them.  So affirming to see the agents’ center awash in activity and to hear all about what’s hot in various countries.  As a quick wrap-up and very general overview, young adult was definitely the hot genre rights-wise.  Paranormal romance and the more romantic urban fantasies are also sought after most places, historical romance was hot in some countries and not in others.  Fantasy and science fiction are still going strong.  Romantic suspense and thrillers are very promising, but traditional and cozy mysteries are, sadly, a struggle.  Unlike the US where e-books have risen to approximately twenty percent of sales (give or take, depending on the author/series and other factors), most countries are just this year getting e-book readers.  Digital sales account for approximate 1% in most places.  It was enlightening and thrilling that our own rights list was so in-line with the market.  New sales have already begun, and we’ve been alerted to a lot more coming down the pipeline, so it’s all very exciting.

That said, I do have some gorgeous pictures to show off, today of Heidelberg, tomorrow of the boat tour Elaine Spencer and I took up the Rhine (Rhein).

But before I get to those, two quick things:

I hope you’ll join The Knight Agency on Thursday, October 27th at 9 p.m. ET for a chat with Kristen Painter, author of Blood Rights from Orbit.  Where?  TKA chatroom.

Also I hope you’re joining in the fun of the Crossroads Blog Tour.  Jackie Morse Kessler (author of Hunger, Rage and Loss) and I have been paired up for the tour.  So far, our interviews are up at Narratively Speaking, Electrifying Reviews,  Just Your Typical Book Blog.  Later today, we’ll be at Late Bloomer Online.  But, hey, there are many other tremendous authors participating as well (Rachel Vincent, Stacey Kade, Amanda Ashby, Linda Joy Singleton, Jeri Smith-Ready, Angie Frazier, etc.), so follow along with the whole tour and enter to win prizes, details here!

And now, I present to you, Heidelberg, beginning with a photo of Jamie Ford, Kristin Nelson, me and Elaine Spencer, intrepid explorers.

I almost always have something to post on Fun Fridays, but it’s been a heck of a week.  Mostly really wonderful (look for another big announcement in Publishers Weekly’s deal section on Monday), but not without its frustrations.   In any case, I am finally hear to post about two fun things.  One, the Crossroads Blog Tour, which begins tomorrow (details here), featuring amazing authors among whom I’m privileged to keep company:

Rachel Vincent – Mira / Harlequin Teen – Soul Screamers series, Shifters series

Judith Graves – Leap Books – Under My Skin, Second Skin, Skin of My Teeth

Joy Preble – Sourcebooks – Dreaming Anastasia, Haunted, Again and Again

Stacey Kade – Hyperion – The Ghost and the Goth, Queen of the Dead

Angie Frazier – Scholastic Press – Everlasting, The Midnight Tunnel, The Eternal Sea

Linda Joy Singleton – Flux – Dead Girl Walking, Dead Girl Dancing

Amanda Ashby – Speak – Zombie Queen of Newbury High, Fairy Bad Day

Lucienne Diver – Flux – Vamped, Revamped, Fangtasic

Kiki Hamilton – Teen / Macmillian – The Faerie Ring

Jackie Morse Kessler – Harcourt Graphia – Hunger, Rage, Loss

Kitty Keswick – Leap Books – Freaksville, Furry & Freaked

Carrie Harris – Delacorte Books for Young Readers –Taste In Boys

Shannon Delany – St. Martin’s Griffin – 13 to Life, Secrets and Shadows, Bargains and Betrayals

Jeri Smith-Ready – Simon Pulse – Shade, Shift

Dawn Dalton – Leap Books – Spirited Anthology

Maybe you swung by last year.  Maybe you were even the grand prize winner.  If not, maybe this is your year!  Follow along for the fun.

I’m going to be a little late to my own party, which begins tomorrow at Narratively Speaking, because I’ll be emceeing the 2nd Annual Trash to Fashion event at 11 a.m. at Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont, Florida.  All the stylistas will be there!  However, I’ll check in to the blog when I can, and in the meantime, they’ll also be hosting Jackie Morse Kessler, so she’ll be there to keep you entertained.