Saturday, November 14, 2009

Mischief holiday giving

Hi all,

I'm going to be putting together another annual holiday gift suggestion list to help everyone buy all books, all the time. Wouldn't it be nice if they could fill all their gift needs while supporting the Mischief?

To this end, please let me know (or remind me!) if you published a book in 2009. I want to include our whole community. If you're shy, you can email me at Here's my ideal format:

Author Name/TITLE (Genre, Press Name, Month): One very brief sentence of description about the story (twenty words tops! no cheating or I'll cut them myself! I'm an editor; we're vicious with that delete button)

Thanks and kisses.


Maree Anderson said...

eBooks or print books only? Just curious....

Stephanie L. McGee said...

Looking forward to your list. Hope there's a good variety of age categories on there.

Charles Gramlich said...

Well I'd like to take advantage of this if possible. I take it we can leave the info here?

Charles Allen Gramlich
Write With Fire
Nonfiction/Writing related
Borgo Press
July 2009
"Both beginning and advanced writers will benefit from this straightforward look at the art of creating publishable fiction" --Robert Reginald

Marsha Moore said...

Great idea and thanks! Here's my book information:

Author: Marsha Moore

Title: 24 Hours London (Non-fiction travel guide, Prospera Publishing, November 2009)

About the book: Top tips for what's happening any moment in time from London's only hour-by-hour guide.

Steve Weddle said...

Great idea.

Pamala Knight said...

Oh, what a wonderful thing!! I'm all for anything that both helps with my shopping and supports those who are where I hope to be someday.

Bring on the list!

Pamela S. Turner said...

Pamela S. Turner
The Frog Scientist
Nonfiction children's book
Houghton Mifflin, August
About: Describes how Tyrone Hayes studies the effects of pesticides on frogs. 4 reviews, 4 stars.

Pamela S. Turner
Prowling the Seas: Exploring the Hidden World of Ocean Predators
Nonfiction children's book
Walker, October
About: Follows the travels of a sea turtle, white shark, bluefin tuna, and two seabirds given high-tech tags by scientists.

s.w. vaughn said...

I'm shy, so I e-mailed you. :)

Briane P said...


If I've posted this twice, let me know. I tried posting it and then something went wrong, so I'm not trying to spam you:

Briane Pagel

Sci-fi: Available on

"Claudius wanted to be the first to reach the stars, and maybe he was... or maybe things went murderously wrong."

Bruce said...

Count me in!

Bruce Pollock
By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock and Roll Revolution of 1969
Music History, Backbeat Books, September
A caustic and humorous look at 1969, a defining year in the life and death of the counter culture.

Mary said...

Bruce, the subject of your book really grabbed me. Great pitch too. I wonder if enabling a link in your profile might let people find an easy way to check it out/buy it. Just a suggestion!

Marie Mutsuki Mockett said...

Hi Moonrat.

Is the Chinese viagra going to be on the list?

Bruce Pollock said...

To Mary:
Thanks for the suggestion. Not sure if this will work.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Cool! I swear I read more than I comment . . .

Maggie Stiefvater/ SHIVER (YA, Scholastic, August). Bittersweet love story about a boy who becomes a wolf each winter. Involves metaphors, werewolves, and kissing.

Susanne Saville said...

And for the cat people, there's CatSpotting. Nonfiction, adorable cat images, and quotes by famous cat lovers.

Thanks for this, Moonrat! :)

Check out my other books on my website or blog.

Jill Myles said...

Sniff. Mine doesn't come out until 12/29. AFTER Christmas.

andrew said...

I've been reading your blog for several months now but haven't ever commented. I hope that counts!

Hannah Faith Notess/JESUS GIRLS: TRUE TALES OF GROWING UP FEMALE AND EVANGELICAL (Creative Nonfiction, Cascade Books, September): Stories “by experienced women writers from diverse evangelical Christian backgrounds; the tales are honest, approachable and revealing.” –Publishers Weekly

Lyn Miller-Lachmann said...

Lyn Miller-Lachmann
Gringolandia (Curbstone Press, 2009)
YA historical novel
"...credits teen readers with the capacity to appreciate hard truths about international politics, the consequences of torture, complex family dynamics, and first loves"--Horn Book

Nancy Coffelt said...
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Nancy Coffelt said...

Blogger Nancy Coffelt said...

Oh boy!

Thanks for the gift guide and the opportunity for us authors to get the word out.

Here goes:

Nancy Coffelt
Big, Bigger, Biggest
Picture Book, Henry Holt, April 2009
A bright read-aloud introducing children to the wide world of synonyms.

And one more:

Nancy Coffelt
YA, Westside Books, October 2009
Two boys, running from their pasts, are thrown to together when a baby in town goes missing.

R.J. Anderson said...

Great idea, thanks for doing this!

R.J. Anderson
FAERY REBELS: SPELL HUNTER (HarperCollins Children's, age 10+)
Contemporary fantasy about a fierce young faery who fights to save her dying people while concealing her forbidden love for a human.

hannah said...

ooh, yay!

Hannah Moskowitz
Contemporary YA
Simon Pulse, August.
Booklist Starred Review :)

About: With his dysfunctional family falling apart around him, Jonah goes on a mission to break every bone in his body.

Jacqui said...

Do picture books count?
Jacqui Robbins
Two of a Kind
Atheneum, 2009
Mean Girls for the playground set

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Elizabeth Spann Craig
"Pretty is as Pretty Dies"
Cozy Mystery, Midnight Ink
August 2009
A feisty octogenarian sleuth tracks down a killer in a small Southern town.


Rebecca said...

Hope it's not too late to get in on this generous offer!

Rebecca Barnhouse / THE BOOK OF THE MAIDSERVANT (middle grade historical fiction, Random House, October): A medieval pilgrimage to Rome. Difficulty! Danger! Abandonment! Love? "A compelling read."--Horn Book

Maureen Lipinski said...

Cool! Maureen Lipinski A BUMP IN THE ROAD (Commercial Women's Fiction, St. Martin's, June).

About: A newly married couple must make the transition from beer bottles to baby bottles after an unexpected pregnancy.