6 Haziran 2014 Cuma


Pitiful Criminal

Greg Bottoms tesadüfen lise arkadaşıyla karşılaştığında, aradan geçen on yıldan sonra o ilk konuşmayı başlatmatmanın önemini düşündü. İki kafadar eskiden yani gençliklerinde  kuru kalabalığa dalar—standart hooliganların yaptıklarını yaparlardı.   Bottoms’un o aklından geçen ilk şey, arkadaşının şiddet uygulamalarına devaö edip etmediğini düşündü .” Yıllar sonra, yolları bulundukları şehrin  bir  ATM'sinin önünde kesiştiğinde, arkadaşi Bottoms'un üniversiteye gittiğine, lisansüstü eğitim yaptığına, evli ve çocuklu olduğuna ve halen bir yazar ve profesör olduğuna bir türlü inanamadı.  Arkadaşı,  uyuşturucu kullanmaktan ve kavga çıkarmaktan bir kaç kez  cezaevine girip, çıkmıştı  Kamyonda onu bekleyen oğlunun gözleri mosmordu.

Pitiful Criminals'da Greg Bottoms on üç bölümde, adi suçluları tahrik eden, konulara bir göz atıyor.


John Green'in LOOKING FOR ALSKA  (2005) adlı eserinin izleriyle, DeWoskin'in ilk  gençlik romanı ölümü ve karanlığı araştırıyor.

Blinded in a fireworks accident, Emma Silver has finally learned to find “shorelines” with her white cane and identify her six wildly different siblings by their breathing. Her rehabilitation is meticulously described, from learning to decipher braille to containing her panic. She’s spent a year she’d rather forget at the Briarly School for the Blind trying not to be a “poor blind kid” and finds the world has changed again upon return to her insular hometown: Claire Montgomery, a former classmate, is found drowned in an apparent suicide. As much to explore her fears after blindness as to talk about Claire’s death, she leads a group of somewhat two-dimensional classmates in philosophical discussions but feels—literally and figuratively—her best friend growing distant. Emma’s poetic, sensory narration heightens the typical teen angst of sex, cliques and growing apart. Flashbacks to her year at Briarly flesh out her frustration and fear of embracing a blind identity while raising hopes of an active life as a blind person. Her increasing bravery parallels new understanding of her siblings and friends, and here the disability-as-metaphor trope actually works—“Going blind is a little bit like growing up.”

3 Haziran 2014 Salı

HYDE by Daniel Levin(Edebi Roman)

Daniel Levine'in Hyde (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2014) hakkında sizlerle harika haberleri paylaşmaktan mutluyum:

  *       Japonca yayın hakları  etkileyici  beş basamaklı bir rakama anlaşmayla Kadokawa'ya satıldı.
·          HYDE  bir New York Times Editors 'Choice  seçildi.
·          (Walter Kirn'ün ) Hyde ile ilgili tam bir incelemesi önümüzdeki ay New York Times Book Review'da çıkacak. Kirn'e göre HYDE bol kasvetli anlatımına, karamsar bir atmosfere rağmen, "ustaca revize edilmiş" ve "zevkli" . Anlatıcının durumu gerçekten dokunaklı.......

Literary Fiction
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2014. World English.                                         Books available.
Japanese: Kadokawa.

* A New York Times Editors’ Choice pick.

A fresh twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Levine’s novel is told through the eyes of Jekyll’s infamous alter-ego, Edward Hyde, known until now only as a being of pure evil. But here he appears in his human complexity—a crafty, sensuous, vulnerable creature, ravenous for experience. Yet there is a deeper reason why Jekyll brought Hyde into existence, an oblique and increasingly sinister reason that soon begins to threaten the stability of their precarious double life. Mr. Hyde’s vivid narrative fills in the gaps that riddle Stevenson’s mysterious tale: Dr. Jekyll’s ominous motives, his great and shadowy psychological career, and his harrowing childhood out of which Hyde emerged. It is the story of a Frankensteinian scientist driven by reckless ambition toward his inevitable self-destruction.

The novel is a pleasure…a worthy companion to its predecessor. It’s rich in gloomy, moody atmosphere (Levine’s London has a brutal steampunk quality), and its narrator’s plight is genuinely poignant.”—Walter Kirn in the New York Times

Levine’s evocation of Victorian England is marvelously authentic, and his skill at grounding his narrative in arresting descriptive images is masterful.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred review

“Levine’s masterful in his surrealistic observations of Hyde subsuming Jekyll…Cleverly imagined and sophisticated in execution…”—Kirkus

“Giving him flesh and humanity, Levine makes [Hyde] a kind of tragic hero and gives the original version an added dramatic and emotional dimension. A fascinating companion piece to a classic story.”—Booklist

“Florid, devious and ingenious, HYDE is a blazing triumph of the gothic imagination."
—Patrick McGrath, author of Constance

“This rich, allusive, erudite novel is a welcome reminder of what a tour de force really is.”
—David Leavitt, author of The Indian Clerk

“Prepare to be seduced.  Visceral prose, atmosphere you could choke on, characters who seem to be at your very shoulder."—Ronald Frame, author of Havisham

“Daniel Levine locates the strange beneath the familiar in this intricately imagined, meticulously executed debut.”—Jon Clinch, author of Finn

“. . . [a] knockout debut novel.”—Benjamin Percy, author of Red Moon and The Wilding

Daniel Levine received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida and his B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from Brown University. He has taught Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing at Montclair State University in New Jersey, and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he teaches the same.

​Yazar Seressia Glass'dan çağdaş erotik bir aşk romanı Spice'ın

​Yazar Seressia Glass'dan çağdaş erotik bir aşk romanı Spice'ın metnini okumak isteyenler benden ms'sini isteyebilirler.

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Agent: Jenny Bent
Berkley, November 2014. World English.
Manuscript available.

They are members of the Tuesday Night Suvivor’s Club: four women who have faced addiction and come through the other side in control of themselves and their lives. They make a pact to start enjoying the sensual side of life on their own terms. But love may prove to be an addiction too strong to break.

Nadia Spiceland is a former celebrity chef and recovering narcotics addict who has finally regained control of her life. There is one area in which she'd like to relinquish control, and for that she enlists the help of Kaname Sullivan, a professor of human sexuality known as Professor Sex, to help her reenact scenes from ancient erotic texts. When sex becomes something more, Nadia is faced with a tough choice: quit Professor Sex cold turkey or accept that love is the best drug of all.

Seressia Glass’ Bio:
Seressia Glass writes fiction that features diverse characters realizing the universal dreams of love and acceptance. Her urban fantasy stories have appeared in Vegas Bites: A Werewolf Romance Anthology, edited by bestselling author L.A. Banks, and in its sequels Vegas Bites Back and Vegas Bites: Three of a Kind. She is also the author of four romance novels, one of which, Through the Fire, was a Romantic TimesReviewer’s Choice Award winner and was chosen for the Black Expressions Book Club. She has also been Romance in Color's Reviewers’ Choice Awards nominee for Author of the Year.

Also by Seressia Glass:

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Agent: Jenny Bent
Pocket/Juno, February 2010. World English.
Audio: Audible. France: Editions Bibliotheque Interdite. Turkey:Pozitif.
Books available.

Kira Solomon’s day job is as an antiquities expert, but her true calling is being a Shadowchaser. Trained from youth to be one of the most lethal Chasers in existence, Kira serves the Gilead Commission dispatching the Fallen who sow discord and chaos. Right now, though, she’s got a bigger problem. Someone is turning the city of Atlanta upside-down in search of a four-millennia-old Egyptian dagger that just happens to have fallen into Kira’s hands.  Khefar, the dagger’s true owner, is a near-immortal 4000-year-old Nubian warrior who, Kira has to admit looks pretty fine for his age. Joining forces is the only way to keep the weapon safe from the sinister Shadow force, but now Kira is in deep with someone who holds more secrets than she does, the one person who knows just how treacherous this fight is. Because every step closer to destroying the enemy is a step closer to losing herself to Shadow forever. . . .

“The heart-pounding first in Glass’s Shadowchasers urban
 fantasy series…will keep readers riveted.” —Publishers Weeklystarred review

Shadow Chase

Agent: Jenny Bent
Pocket/Juno, August 2010. World English.
Audio: Audible. France: Editions Bibliotheque Interdite.Turkey: Pozitif.
Books available.

Kira Solomon has a new role, as the Hand of Ma’at, the Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Order, and an assignment that might just redeem her.  A fellow Shadowchaser has gone missing, and so has a unique artifact imbued with astonishing magic. Unless the Vessel of Nun is returned, it will cause destruction beyond anything the modern world has seen. Kira’s got a team at her back, including Khefar, a near-immortal Nubian warrior who’s already died for her once. But as complicated as her feelings for him are, they’re nothing compared to the difficulties of the task she faces. And the only way to defeat the enemy at hand is to trust in a power she can barely control, and put her life—and her soul—on the line.

“Veteran author Seressia Glass turns her considerable talents to urban fantasy with this compulsively readable tale. The use of an Egyptian pantheon–Kira is a follower of Ma’at, Khefar a follower of Isis–gives the story a firm foundation, and the plot, with danger and darkness, but also a hint of romance, should surely satisfy. Bring on more of these characters.” —Affaire de CouerFive Star Review

Shadow Fall

Agent: Jenny Bent
Pocket, July 2011. World English.
Audio: Audible. Turkey: Pozitif.
Books available.

Kira struggles with the desire to know more about her past and fear of what she will discover, a struggle compounded by a mysterious box that belonged to her birth mother and may contain clues about her father. Instead of facing her past she throws herself into working on an exhibit of the Book of the Dead.

When human and hybrid visitors to the exhibit fall comatose, everyone believes Kira to blame. Kira knows she's got to use all her resources to piece the puzzle together before her town becomes a very public battlefield. With someone plotting to resurrect an ancient Egyptian god, and her allies unwilling or unable to help her, Kira knows she has no choice but to fight Shadow with Shadow. It's a decision that forces Kira to embrace the darkest part of herself, and forces her immortal lover, Khefar, to choose between Kira and the rest of the world. Whatever the choices, one thing is true: when the smoke clears, things will never be the same.


Agent: Jenny Bent
Berkley, August 2015. World English.
Proposal available.

Thirty-five year-old Siobhan “Sugar Mama” Malloy, co-owner of Sugar and Spice Café and a part-time burlesque performer made a pact with her best friends to start living—and loving—on their own terms. This time she draws the short straw, meaning it’s her time to take a walk on the wild side. Who better to wild out with than twenty-five year-old Charley Townsend, studly owner of a bike messenger service? Caught up in a hot cougar fantasy, Siobhan is shocked when her boy toy wants forever. But when Siobhan’s twenty year-old estranged daughter arrives with an ultimatum, Siobhan finds herself faced with a broken heart no matter which choice she makes.


Untitled Book #3

Agent: Jenny Bent
Berkley, February 2016. World English.
Proposal available.

Twenty-six year-old Audie McNamara is a quintessential party girl with a reputation for living on the edge and making bad decisions. Her friends have her back though, especially when she’s next on the dating list. Paramedic Jose Quiñeros is a straight-laced, by-the-books Average Joe—except in the bedroom. Having Jose take her into his bed—and over his knee—gives Audie the freedom to be bad in the best of ways. Having too much of a good thing may be more than this reformed bad girl can handle and it’s up to Jose to prove to Audie that taking a chance on love is as edgy as it gets.

Zita The Space girl dizisi

Bizim favori uzaylı kızımız geri döndü! Ben Hatke'nin  son grafik romanı, THE RETURN OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL New York Times en çok satanlar listesinde # 1 numara! ZITA THE SPACEGIRL,  New York Times bestseller listesine  # 9 numaradan girdi. Böylece Zita grafik romanlarının  üçü de bestseller listelerinde  yer aldı! Aşağıda  Zita grafik roman dizisinin üç kitabı ve Ben Hatke'nin bu Güz yayınlayacak JULIA’S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES adlı ilk resimli kitabı hakkında daha fazla bilgi bulacaksınız!

Dizinin Uluşlararası satışları:
           -           French/Rue de Sevres - Books #1 – 3
           -           French Book Club/L’Ecole des Loisirs – Book 1
           -           Israel/Keter Publishers – Books #1 &2
           -           Indonesian/Mizan Publishing – Books #1
           -           Italian/BAO Publishing – Books #1 &2

Description: Description: cid:image002.jpg@01CF7E82.B4249BA0THE RETURN OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL by Ben Hatke
First Second Books
May 2014: Middle Grade Graphic Novel / 240 pages / 6 x 8.5

A #1 New York Times Best-Seller!

« “Zita is a great, cheerworthy lead, [and] Hatke has always had a particular knack for surrounding her with crazy-inventive oddballs, from cuddly rocks and wisecracking rag piles to broken-down battle orbs and lime-Jell-O-blob leviathans.” Booklist, STARRED REVIEW!

« “Stellar.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review!

TRAILER REVEAL io9, February 10, 2014: Exclusive Trailer Reveal and Author Essay!
Watch the rockin’ trailer for the conclusion to the ZITA THE SPACEGIRL trilogy here:

BoingBoing, October 30, 2013: Cover Reveal! (SEE IT HERE) Boing Boing has exclusively revealed the cover of Ben Hatke’s final volume in theZita the Spacegirl trilogy, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl.
The cover reveal piece also includes a seven-page excerpt.
“Hatke captures the madcap lunacy of Vauhn Body and the Mos Eisley Cantina, throws in a kick-ass girl adventurer, and great art, and it's just about perfect.”

·         Tom Angleberger’s kid fans, ‘SuperFolders,’ make Zita origami: [read it]
·         Jenni and Matt Holm draw Zita and Babymouse: [read it]
·         Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware!)’s favorite thing about Zita: [read it]
·         Jarrett Krosoczka (Lunch Lady) draws his own Zita! [read it]
·         Gene Luen Yang loves Zita and her giant mouse: [read it]
Best-Seller Lists:
New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 6/8 #4
New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 6/1 #1
The first Zita graphic novel, Zita the Spacegirl, also pops onto the New York Times Best-Seller List this week at #9!

·         A Kids Indie Next List Title for Summer 2014
·         Boston Globe Girl Heroes Feature, 5/23
·         AM NY Q&A, 5/23 [read it]
·         Comic Book Resources Review, 5/27 [read it]
·         Open Book Toronto Interview, 5/23 [read it]
·         Fantasy Literature Review, 4/21 [read it]
·         Sequential Tart Review, 4/15 [read it]
·         Geek Mom Review, 4/10 [read it]
·         Blog Tour: MacKids Master Post, 4/21 [read it]

First Second Books
February 2011; Trade Paperback: $12.99/$14.99; Hardcover: $17.99/$21.99; 6 x 8 ½; 192 pp.; Ages 8 – 12

New York Times bestseller
Over 100,000 copies sold!

·         Eisner Nomination for Best Publication for Kids
·         American Library Association Notable Children's Books
·         Kirkus Best Book of the Year
·         School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

« “Be prepared to blast off; this debut is truly out of this world.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[Zita] reminds me of the first time I read Sandman — I was hooked just that fast.”— Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast [read it]http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=2096

ZITA THE SPACE GIRL was featured as an official selection for the 2014 Angoulême Comics Festival! 
Communiqué from Angoulême to Rue de Sèvres announcing that ZITA VOLUME 1 is on the official list of the Angoulême 2014 festival:
The selected albums will be featured:                                   
·         In the booklet of the Sélection officielle (4000 copies given out in all the libraries in France and at the Festival press conference 27 November 2013);     
·         In the space Nouvelle Génération of the BPI (Centre Pompidou - 1000 copies), where all the titles of the Official Selection will be on show from 15 January to 15 February 2014;                                                          
·         On the iPhone application of the Festival;                           
·         In the space Sélection Officielle Cultura during the Festival ;
·         On the Festival’s internet site: www.bdangouleme.com and on the sites of all the partners of the Festival.

First Second Books
September 2012; Trade Paperback: $12.99/$14.99; Hardcover: $17.99/$21.99; 6 x 8 ½; 224 pp.; Ages 8 – 12

·         30,000 copies sold!
·         New York Times Bestseller – Paperback Graphic Novel List
·         Kirkus Top Ten Children’s Book 2012 [see the list]
·         YALSA’S 2013 GGN  (fiction)– Legends of Zita the Spacegirl

Legends of Zita the Spacegirl was featured on The New York Times’ Arts Beat blog to coincide with the release of the best-seller list.  The feature will include a short interview with the author.
The Arts Beat feature included the cover art and a four-question interview. 

“How do you follow up saving an entire planet from destruction by asteroid? For Zita, you go on a cosmic victory tour, somewhat reluctantly, to meet your adoring throngs of new fans. For Hatke, you whip up a story that digs into the high price of fame without sacrificing a drop of the fun, funny, and far-out charm that made his first graphic novel such a smash...Top-flight space capering brimming with heart and heroism.” - Booklist, starred review

« “Hatke’s arrestingly vibrant art commands instant adoration of its reader. Zita’s moxie is positively contagious, and her adventures are un-put-downable.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

« “Hatke has again conjured up a rich and satisfying story with enchanting characters and delightful humor.” School Library Journal, starred review

“An action-packed, high tension adventure story that is marvelously inventive, beautifully drawn, and filled with both comedy and real pathos.” - BoingBoing Review [read it]

“Ben Hatke’s child-friendly adventures prove equally entertaining for adults.” - Game Informer Review, 10/1

MTV Geek Interview, 8/21 [read it]

First Second Books
September 2014; $17.99/$19.99; 11 x 8 ½; 40 pp.; Ages 4 - 8

When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia . . . but getting her housemates to behave themselves is!

Foreign sales:
·         Catalan/Norma
·         Spanish/Norma
Cover Reveal: GeekDad, 1/7 [read it]