"Some Tears May Be Crocodile, But My Salt Is True."
What do I love more than Texas librarians? Absolutely nothing. Wise Young Fool just made the vaunted 2014 Tayshas reading list, along with great books by Holly Black, Aaron Hartzler, Amy Sarig King, Lindsey Taylor Leavitt, Andrew Smith and Daisy Whitney, among many others. Yessir.
I got to make this really fun playlist for the excellent Largehearted Boy: It's called "Book. Band. Beverage" and involves literary/drink pairings, plus all the songs are streamed below on Spotify. Check it out!
Best Review (not written by Alexander Pope) of Any Book Ever? It’s possible. Angie Manfredi over at Fat Girl Reading (loquacious, vivacious, and totally unapologetic) totally gets it! Check out her blog, it rocks.
Yes, it is 11/12/23, which, as everyone knows, is a crucial zombie apocalypse trigger date. At least according to Dianetics, the Upanishads, Be Here Now, the Mayan calendar, H.P. Lovecraft, and the memoirs of Ronald Reagan, who himself turned biter in late 1987. As something of an expert in both hysterical numerology and rampant neck-chomping, I advise spending the entire day attempting to stockpile enough AAA batteries and boxes of pistachio-flavored instant pudding to ride out dystopia. You have been warned.
This very cool Infects review by Amanda over at Hell-bent To Read is better written and more deeply considered than most professional ones. Thanks for checking it out, Amanda!
The Goodreads 2013 Reader's Choice ballots are out. Go ahead on down there and vote for Wise Young Fool as a write-in candidate. Or not. But if you do, I'll sing you a pretty song.
Rocking the Queen’s Court at Vegas Valley Bookfest Prom. Yes, I am wearing all black. Yes, that's a borrowed tie. Yes, in the parking lot we danced to Hungry Like The Wolf.
You thought I was lying about Kevin and I playing Bon Jovi on ukuleles in front of a library full of stunned teenagers. I was not lying. We were Wanted, either Dead or Alive at Vegas Valley High.
Awesome review by killer writer Eli Hastings for Wise Young Fool: "I just finished Wise Young Fool, by Sean Beaudoin. It is a roller coaster of teen angst cloaked in an older, wiser man's cool and spin. But the voice still belongs to the kid--that's what's most amazing about it. I thought I knew something about how to write in a young person's voice authentically--and by that I mean both literarily and believably--until I read Sean Beaudoin. Now I need to track him down for a drink to thank him. If you love rock n' roll, punk rock, sarcasm, anti-heroes, jail stories, or coming of age tales buy it."