Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Friday, April 30, 2010

Poetry Friday: Resplendent


Glowing at my feet,
a rainbow grazes dry wood
and enlightens me.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Poetry Friday: Hope


The color of dreams
has leaked out to bloom and burst
at our dusty feet.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Poetry Friday: The Globe

The Globe

The great stage whispers,
"Where art thou?" through centuries,
a soul's open throat.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Partying and TBD 2010

My scooter pies are smoking, peeps. I'm running around doing last second TBD 2010 details, but I wanted to share what's been going on the last few days. Basically parties!

First, Mitali Perkins came to town and the rgz got together at a tea house to chat it up.
Left to right: Martha Brockenbrough, me, Mitali, Jackie Parker, Janet Lee Carey, Holly Cupala, and Dia Calhoun.

We talked industry and all things rgz. Thinking about moving the chats to Twitter. Any input, anyone?

Then it was onto a cocktail party with Robin Cruise who was hosting the delightful ladies from Blue Slip Media, Sarah and Barb. They offer such a great marketing service to authors. Definitely check their site out!

Third, we were off to the SCBWI Conference Drinks Night, and I was so pooped my camera never made it out. AND I missed Elizabeth Law. Rats!

So that was the weekend, and now I pay the piper. Only one day before TBD! Get those bookplates printed, check out the TBD Wish Lists and get ready to Rock the Drop! Twitter it up!


Friday, April 9, 2010

Poetry Friday: Dia Calhoun

Dia Calhoun

The farm's pulse and breath
shiver into Dia's soul
and blossom as books.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dinner with Cory Doctorow!

Can I give a shout out to TOR for hosting a lovely dinner with Cory Doctorow, YA author, blogger extraordinaire of Boing Boing, and enthusiastic activist? Here we are as happy as can be at Cafe Flora in Seattle. (Front row: Dia Calhoun and Holly Cupala. Back row: me and Cory)

We were celebrating the upcoming release of For the Win, Cory's sci-fi gaming book with some seriously kicking female characters. I had to give Cory props for giving us a character who takes a boy down who was intent on raping her, and then she says:

"I don't like you. You shouldn't chase girls or the girls might turn around and catch you."

For the Win is such an intelligent read. It cinches the entire world closer, and reaffirms how we all are truly connected. I read the work as engaged as I would be playing a multiplayer online game. In fact, I'd often lose sight that this was sci-fi! Sounds totally inline for our rgz, right? Stay tuned on that account!

Sitting beside Cory, Nancy Pearl, amidst an awesome table of book buyers and librarians, how could we not talk books? Here's a list of those batted around the table, some soon to be released, adult to board books, beginning with a couple video games:

Smokescreen by Alice Taylor, Cory's wife
Left 4 Dead, Alice's latest fav video game
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
Taltos by Steven Brust (a first person fantasy with excellent exposition)
Dispossessed by Ursula Le Guin (Nancy's fav Ursula work)
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Under the Poppy by Kathe Koje
The Borrible Trilogy by Michael De Larrabeiti
Night Cars by Teddy Jam and Eric Beddows

Talk about fun! It was a lovely night with wonderful folks from the children's industry. Happy launch, Cory, and safe travels!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy 25 Years!


Here's to my faithful husband, Dave Grover. Thanks for every year of your gracious love. xox

Friday, April 2, 2010

Poetry Friday: Love Between Sisters

Love Between Sisters

Granules of sand rub
between our clenched palms like an
oyster churning pearls.

by Lorie Ann Grover, 2010