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The Morris Award.

The William C. Morris Debut Award. No more than five young adult books by first time authors, selected by librarians from the American Library Association, are finalists every year. Continue reading

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What’s Going On

Jolisa is a terrific person, and I really enjoyed this interview, which dug into topics like location, location, location and why YA is awesome even when it gets no respect. Also, The Shattering tidbits. Also, also, and! There is a Booker Prize winner talking in the comments section. I feel all fancy. Continue reading

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Inky Awards Shortlists.

Internets, great news! The Inky Awards shortlists have been announced, and Guardian of the Dead has been shortlisted for the Gold Inky. I am thrumming with joy. The longlist was a stunning honour in itself, but making the shortlist is … Continue reading

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A young adult supernatural adventure, THE SHATTERING will be available in September 2011 from Allen and Unwin (Australia/New Zealand) and Little, Brown (USA). Continue reading

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Guardian of the Dead

In less than a day I had been harassed, enchanted, shouted at, cried on, and clawed. I’d been cold, scared, dirty, exhausted, hungry, and miserable. And up until now, I’d been mildly impressed with my ability to cope. At her … Continue reading

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Going Places, Doing Things

Those of you attending the Melbourne Writers’ Festival or Worldcon 2010 might be interested in the events listings that will follow. The rest of you can admire this picture of my brand new hairstyle. I got it cut after I … Continue reading

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About Karen

Karen Healey is a young adult author from New Zealand. Her first book, Guardian of the Dead, debuts April 1st, 2010. She likes World of Warcraft, movies about cheerleaders, and tripartite sentences. You can learn more at her biography and … Continue reading

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