Thursday, March 28, 2013

Announcing the April 1st 5 Pages Workshop w/ Mentor Lauren Bjorkman

The April First Five Pages Workshop with guest mentor Lauren Bjorkman will open for entries at noon Eastern time on Saturday, March 6th. Check the full workshop rules at the link below:

About the Mentor:

Lauren Bjorkman is the author of Miss Fortune Cookie, Henry Holt, 2012, which was nominated by the American Library Association for Best Fiction for Young Adults in 2013. She also wrote the award-winning young adult novel My Invented Life, Henry Holt, 2009.

Lauren grew up on a sailboat, sharing the tiny forecastle with her sister and the sail bags.The voyage started in California and ended in Argentina. During that time, she kept up with school through a program called Calvert out of Maryland. Her dad read stories to her and her sister at night by the light of a kerosene lamp.She now lives in Taos, New Mexico with her husband and two sons.

Find her on her website, her blog, or on Twitter.

by Lauren Bjorkman

Meet Erin. Smart student, great daughter, better friend. Secretly the mastermind behind the popular advice blog Miss Fortune Cookie. Totally unaware that her carefully constructed life is about to get crazy. It all begins when her ex-best friend sends a letter to her blog– and then acts on her advice.

Erin’s efforts to undo the mess will plunge her into adventure, minor felonies, and possibly her very first romance. What’s the likely fortune for someone no longer completely in control of her fate?

Hopefully nothing like: You will become a crispy noodle in the salad of life.

Read the first chapter HERE or learn more at Goodreads.

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by Lauren Bjorkman

With Roz and Eva everything becomes a contest–who can snag the best role in the school play, have the cutest boyfriend, pull off the craziest prank.Still, they’re as close as sisters can be. Until Eva deletes Roz from her life like so much junk e-mail for no reason that Roz understands.

Now Eva hangs out with the annoyingly petite cheerleaders, and Roz fantasizes about slipping bovine growth hormone into their Gatorade. Roz has a suspicion about Eva. In turn, Eva taunts Roz with a dare, which leads to an act of total insanity. Drama geeks clamor for attention, Shakespearean insults fly, and Roz steals the show.

Humorous and heartfelt —Booklist

Roz’s voice is witty and genuine —Publishers Weekly

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