I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
Thanks for dropping by!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Friday Four or Five
1) March Madness is here, and if you haven't heard, I don't know where you've been! If you want to tackle that wip and need a little accountability with great prizes, climb on board. It's not too late. Check in today withhttp://shanasilver.livejournal.com. Tomorrow you check in with ME at http://ellestraussbooks.blogspot.com/ or http://ellestrauss.livejournal.com/
2)There's still time to enter my contest celebrating my new agent. Two fab YA time travel books up for grabs. Deadline is bedtime March 14th.
3)I have a new sister! Rachel Mercaldo and I recently discovered that we share the same fabulous agent, so that makes us agent sisters. I did my very first blog interview with Rachel--check it out here. Next week I'll be interviewing Rachel (she's only 19!), so be watching for that.
4)I've blogged a lot about the importance of a strong beginning. Here's our chance to show off our opening scenes writer muscles. Kelly is hosting the In The Beginning Blogfest, April 2. Go see Kelly,sign up and join in for some blog fest fun!
5)And finally, I'm a Semi-Finalist! From Georgia McBride's YALITCHAT newsletter:
Last month I announced the semi-finalists in the Sourcebooks Fire (Teen Fire) YALitChat Writing Contest. There were 45 out of hundreds of entries. Congratulations to everyone who entered.
Have a great weekend, everyone!