Category Archives: Justine

(First: the winner of the Worldbuilding Q&A giveaway is alaska! Alaska, email me and tell me your address and whether or not you want Rampant or Ascendant.  To everyone else, I’m still answering questions, but I’ve been a bit tied … Continue reading

Posted in anthologies, Justine, unicorns, vainglory, YA, zombies 43 Comments

The Zombies vs. Unicorns trailer has gone live. Have I mentioned how excited I am about this book? To celebrate the release of ZvU, I’ll be appearing at the Baltimore Book Festival alongside editors Holly black and Justine Larbalestier, and … Continue reading

Posted in Carrie, Justine, Scott, short stories, trips, unicorns, YA, zombies 9 Comments

I’m helping to kick off the first ever NYC Teen Author Festival (March 16-22, 2009) this Monday with the following, absolutely unmissable event: Juvenilia Smackdown Monday, 16 March, 4-6pm, Tompkins Square Park branch of the NYPL, 331 E. 10th Street … Continue reading

Posted in diversions, giveaways, Justine, other writers, Scott, SSG, team castle, trips, YA 110 Comments

A lot of people have been asking me, and the rumors are out on the internet, so though I have not been given the go-ahead by TPTB over at Harper, I have decided to respond, since “I can neither confirm … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, Scott, unicorns, writing life, YA 6 Comments

So the other day, my fiend Justine Larbalestier asked for advice on answering one of her “writing advice month” questions about voice. So I did, but most of my advice is just a riff on Julie Leto’s excellent articles on … Continue reading

Posted in Julie, Justine, other writers, writing advice Comments Off on Justine (and me, and Julie) on Voice

Justine Larbalestier is answering writing questions all month on her blog? She’s already tackled POV, getting ideas, what to do when you’re stuck, and, in a notable departure from her edict not to answer industry questions, how to get an … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, other writers, primer, rants, writing advice, writing industry, writing life 12 Comments

Hey, guys! I’m back from New York and back to work. No rest for the weary ’round these parts. Is anyone else doing Seventy Days of Sweat? Every time I get started, a new pile of work lands on my … Continue reading

Posted in diversions, giveaway winners, giveaways, Justine, other writers, party girl, Rio, Scott, SSG, WOW, writing life, YA 36 Comments

Thank you for all the well wishes yesterday! I really appreciate it. As payment, Rio doing what we like to call “disco sleep”: “Ahh, do the hustlezzzzz… Aside from the plague, it’s been a big week chez Diana. I’m an … Continue reading

Posted in bookaholic, diversions, galleys, Justine, other writers, Rio, unicorns, WOW, zombies 10 Comments

Justine, in her otherwise excellent post covering Simon Pegg’s elegant and insightful article about zombies-as-metaphor-and-cultural-phenomenon, continues her appallingly prejudiced stance against unicorns: Unicorns as a metaphor? For what exactly? Tooth decay? Give me a break. They are a beastie entirely … Continue reading

Posted in Justine, literature, unicorns, zombies 9 Comments

According to my friend Justine, whose fabulous new book, How to Ditch Your Fairy, is in stores today, I am a cynical pessimist who really needs to lighten up and look on the bright side. Okay. Fine: I love this … Continue reading

Posted in bookaholic, diversions, giveaway, Justine, other writers 22 Comments