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YA INTERROBANG: ISSUE #32 (AUGUST 10)
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AUTHOR NEWS:
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Lauren deStefano came under heavy attack on Tumblr after refusing to participate in a Gishwhes scavenger hunt.
- The Gishwes backlash against deStefano continued - and other female authors found themselves in the same situation.
- L.A. Meyer, author of the Bloody Jack series, died on July 29th.

- Kara Taylor will host a Twitter chat about her Prep School Confidential series today at 4 p.m. using #pscseries.

BOOK & FILM DEALS:
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Margaret Stohl will write YA novels set in the Marvel universe.
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Whovians, ready your screwdrivers: Holly Black is writing about the 12th Doctor!
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Stephanie Kuehnert sold her memoir to Dutton.
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My Lady Jane, “a comic, romantic and fantastical retelling of the story of the Lady Jane Grey,” sold to HarperTeen for publication in summer 2016.
- Two more books set in Miranda Kenneally’s Hundred Oaks high school sold to Sourcebooks Fire.
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Little, Brown bought two novellas in the world of Jennifer Rush’s Altered series.
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Lisa Schroeder sold All We Have Is Now to Scholastic.
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V writer Sara Saedi’s Never Ever, Peter Pan retelling, to Viking.
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Two untitled Jodi Lynn Anderson novels sold to HarperTeen.
- Sourcebooks Fire bought two YA novels from Wattpad author Natasha Preston.
- YA Highway blogger Kate Hart’s After the Fall sold to Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
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Terry Farish’s Rabbit in the Moon sold to Carolrhoda Lab.
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Nil Unlocked, the sequel to Lynne Matson’s Nil, sold to Holt Children’s.
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Producers Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan acquired film rights to Jennifer Niven’s All The Bright Places.

AWARDS:
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Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park won the Amelia Elizabeth Waldern Award.
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The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators announced this year’s winners of their Work-in-Progress grants.

BREAKING IN:
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Online writing conference WriteOnCon is returning on August 26th and 27th.

IN THE STACKS:
- Quiz: can you match the quote with the Jon Green book?
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In Off the Page, Cassandra Jean shares her love of the fantasy worlds of Julie Kagawa, Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.

ON THE SITES:
- What’s happening today in ya history?
- We celebrate our first #womenauthorwednesday with Julie Kagawa.
- We celebrate the life of L.A. Meyer.


YOUR WEEKLY UPDATES:
- What’s on our list this week? 10 novels set in World War II!
- Keep up with upcoming YA releases.
- Keep up with recent cover reveals.
- Keep up with recent excerpt releases.

Next issue: August 10