Friday, March 18, 2011

I Want To Be Like Christine Fonseca

Okay, so major big stuff today. First off, I want to spotlight Christine Fonseca as part of my #IWantToBeLike week.

See, she's a great person. More than great. Phenomenal. She writes young adult fiction and I've read almost all of it. She is a master of emotions. Fantastic at setting. An artist of character development. She's one to watch, my friends. She will be hitting the fiction debut shelf sooner rather than later.

In the non-fiction world, she's already a giant. Her first book, EMOTIONAL INTENSITY IN GIFTED STUDENTS hit the shelves last October. It's brilliant and powerful and everything you need if you've ever even seen a child.

And her next one? Due out May 1. Or so she thought. It's actually being shipped and released NOW!

101 SUCCESS SECRETS FOR GIFTED KIDS will rock your world. Order your copy today--and I'm willing to bet you'll get it BEFORE it's released!

So yeah. I want to be like Christine Fonseca.

OTHER NEWS:

  • The chance to win a piece of Possession-inspired jewelry is rapidly closing. Only one more week! Just go to the Facebook fanpage and write on the discussions wall about your greatest POSSESSION.
  • Hastings is hosting a Dystopian Prize Package! You can find the details on my brand spankin' new Contests & Giveaway page, and you can win one of ten prize packages. Each package has 12 amazing dystopian novels--including POSSESSION! (Look on the far right side for the cover! *squee!*)
  • Jon Arntson and Theresa Milstein are participating in a pre-launch POSSESSION tour happening in the month of May. There will be ten tour stops, and I'm working with each one to offer 100% completely unique content. That's where you come in. Both Jon and Theresa are letting you ask me a question!

    Three questions. Two blogs. One Elana.

    Go to Jon's blog to enter your question. He'll be choosing two.
    Go to Theresa's blog to enter your question. She'll be choosing one.

    Answers will be filmed in NEW YORK CITY, where I will be going in just 22 days!

Whew. I think I made it through everything. Wait. Just kidding!

Do you know about the Cornucopia of Dystopia event going on over at A Tapestry of Words and The Bookish Type? No?

Well. Dude, you need to know! From March 21 (that's Monday) to April 18, there will be a plethora (yes, I just used the word plethora) of dystopian deliciousness for some 2011 dystopian releases--including XVI by Leaguer Julia Karr, Memento Nora by Leaguer Angie Smibert, and Possession by Leaguer Elana Johnson! (Yeah, okay, that's me.)

So click on this button, and be sure to check out the complete line up of events!


Go check out my whole post at The League of Extraordinary Writers for more information.

Did I overload you? That was like four posts worth of information. Sorry!

38 comments:

Theresa Milstein said...

A cornucopia of dystopia? I'll check it out.

And thanks for the contest shout out! In addition to the video Elana awesomeness, there are three other prizes.

Have a happy weekend!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Wow! There is so much AWESOME news. I'll be sure to check Jon and Theresa's blog today. How exciting that you're going to New York.

Christina Lee said...

Wow, my head might explode for you! And yes, Christine is special indeed--a good soul (and I don't even know her as well as you do)! So here's to Christine!

salarsenッ said...

Yes! You've overloaded me. That's not necessarily a bad thing. So much going on here and for you. #tickled4U

Read my books; lose ten pounds! said...

That last paragraph that started with Well, Dude...I had to read about three times becuase it made me laugh.

Thanks for the info

Michelle McLean said...

ooo lots of great stuff!!!! And congrats Christine!!! Such an amazing lady :)

Christine Fonseca said...

Dude...not even a warning about this post! I have tears...TEARS!!! THANK YOU!

Jonathon Arntson said...

I so want to be like Christine too! She makes me smile every single day! So do you.

Taffy said...

You're getting busy, Elana!
Christine is such a great person. I wish I could meet her in person.
Good luck to the two of you! What a great year you're both having!

Matthew MacNish said...

Oh man, I love Christine, but I never make it by her blog as often as I'd like to. I'm going to go there right now.

Hannah Kincade said...

You did overload me a bit but I'm still recovering from my massive excitement dance after receiving a certain something written by a certain someone in my mailbox. ;)

Sara B. Larson said...

Christine is awesome, that's so exciting her new book is coming out sooner than she thought! :)

And congrats on all the exciting contests and stuff going on with your book. So fun!

danya said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out about our event, Elana! So excited to have it kick off next week :D

ali said...

All of that was AWESOME to the nth degree! Love you Christine! Congrats Elana!

Heather said...

Wow, so much awesomeness! Yep, I'm overloaded, but in a good way! LOL!

Marsha Sigman said...

I want to be like Elana Johnson.

She is a writer who never gave up until she achieved her dream of publication, while juggling a day job and a family.

She is an awesome friend who has no shame when it comes to showing support...as it should be with all friends.

She is funny, sarcastic, and absolutely tireless when it comes to helping aspiring writers achieve their dreams as well.

And she uses some of my fav words like plethora, and cornucopia...

Krispy said...

Wow, that was a lot of info! Must go check out everything now. :) Have a great weekend!

Jemi Fraser said...

All kinds of awesomeness! Christine is wondeful! I love dystopian novels so these releases are exciting! :)

C. K. Bryant said...

Whoa! Now I know why you tagged her to be a guest on my blog next Tuesday. Can't wait to get to know Christine better. Great Post!

Anita Saxena said...

Yes, that was a lot of links. No worries. I'm on it.

Carol Kilgore said...

Lots of good stuff for you and Christine. All well-deserved, too.

Have fun in NYC!

Lydia K said...

Ooh, so much good stuff going on.

Hooray Christine! And I'm so psyched for your debut, Elana!

Janet Johnson said...

Totally overloaded. But with great stuff, so I guess I can forgive!

So exciting about your book and all the fabulous places it's (you're) going. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Overloaded, yes--but with some awesome stuff! :D

Have a great weekend!

Nicki Elson said...

I'll bet with all her knowledge of kids and how their minds work she's created some fantastic characters!

Thanks for reading my interview over at Jen's place. Glad you like the Lazy Plotter classification---it certainly fits me!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

NEW YORK!!! You lucky duck!!! Oh boy, have a blast!

Nisa said...

Yea for Christine! Who doesn't want to be like her? :D

And yea for dystopian releases too!

YA Book Queen said...

Whoa - so much news!

Christine sounds like a wonderful writer...Nice post! :)

Monica B.W. said...

Oh I want to be like Christine, too! She's so sweet! And I just can't wait to read her books! (She's shipping them to me soon--eek!)

And thanks for sharing with us all the other awesome news! :D

Jessica Love said...

Christine is so awesome!

Last year I was at my very first writing event ever and I was SO NERVOUS and shy. And Christine was so unbelievably nice to me. I'll never forget how friendly and encouraging she was.

Elise said...

Oh my gosh, I think I would like to be like her too! I love to read, would love to be able to write and want to know tons more about the Emotional Intensity of Gifted Students! :)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I love this so crazy much!! Christine has been an amazing friend. Always encouraging and supportive. An inspiration through and through. I want to be like Christine too, and I'm so excited about her new book!

Such a cool contest with Jon and Theresa!

Beth said...

Can I just say that Christine looks like Doris Day? Did anyone else notice that?

erica and christy said...

Okay, over the past week (spring break), I've been struggling with my relationship with my 10-year-old son, who's been labelled as "gifted" by the school and "a pain in my neck" by me. So just today - about 10 minutes ago - I came across information on Christine's books. And here she is again.

That's it, I'm off to order her books. Someone is obviously telling me to!
erica

Ishta Mercurio said...

I think you just made my brain melt a little. But in a good way! You've got some great stuff going on, Elana!

taio said...

superb

L.T. Elliot said...

Holy exciting things happening! 22 days? Are you freaking out yet?

Angela Ackerman said...

I think both you and Christine are on my Want to be like list! Kudos to both of you for all you give and all you have achieved. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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