Monday, October 15, 2012

Medical Mondays + Newsy Stuff!

Good morning! Hope you all had a great weekend. This is another bag o' stuff post. Here we go.

*spills bag rather messily*
First off. Medical Mondays. I've posted a little poll over yonder ➪➪➪
I'm curious about what you'd like to see more of. Please vote, I would greatly appreciate it! If there is something I haven't mentioned, then let me know in the comments.

Second. I have a few poems that were recently published in Hektoen International, A Journal of Medical Humanities. The entire issue's theme is on pregnancy and birth. One of my poems is about having a baby in the neonatal ICU. You can read them both here.

Third. I've been working with a group of twenty MG and YA debut authors, and our website has finally launched!  

 Hooray for The Class of 2K13! I have a post up on what inspired me to write CONTROL, and you can read many of the other authors vlogs and posts on the same subject. Follow us on Twitter too, at @TheClassof2K13, and check out our huge, Launch Giveaway! (ends tomorrow, the 16th so enter quickly!) We will also be having giveaways every, single week.

And fourthly...a picture from my visit to New York:


This is my editor, Kathy Dawson, me, and her awesome assistant, Claire Evans, inside her office at Penguin. Kathy is wearing an onyx and silver replica of the necklace that my main character, Zelia, wears throughout CONTROL. It's also on the list of giveaway swag on the above Launch Giveaway. (In my spazziness, I forgot to snap a picture of myself with my agent, Eric Myers. I won't forget the next time!)

Have a great Monday, everyone!

31 comments:

Sarah said...

oh, I was just reading this while wearing my CONTROL necklace, which will accompany me to NY today :)

I'm so glad you had a good time, Lydia! You look adorably happy in that picture.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome picture Lydia. And so cool you got to meet your agent and publisher.

Old Kitty said...

Oh your poems! Tumor is heartbreaking - beautiful!!!!

And you used "chartreuse"!!!

More poetry please!!

Take care
x

Em-Musing said...

Yes, awesome photo. You look very happy. Nice to know authors do actually meet their agents. Heading over now to read your poetry.

Gail said...

Wonderful news all the way around.

I would love to be entered but I don't do facebook and could never connect to the other.

I wish you much success.

Karen Lange said...

Lots of fun and good news on a Monday! Congrats, Lydia, on the poems and the new site. Will hop over and check them out. :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Sarah is right: you look radiantly happy in the photo. Best wishes on CONTROL and on your new joint site!

Jenny Woolf said...

Glad you had a wonderful time, and I have entered the poll! Will go and check the giveaway now.

LD Masterson said...

Beautiful poems. Simply beautiful.

Best of luck to the whole Class of 2K13.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congrats on all the new moves! And I must say, you guys look like high school students on a field trip...and I say that with a healthy jealousy too.

Barbara Watson said...

Yay for the trip and the website launch! Lots of excitement coming up.

Deb Salisbury said...

Love the photo, Lydia!

Hey, I want an "All of the Above" option in the poll. I refrained from clicking everything, though, and picked my top four. I try not to be *too* greedy. ;-)

Jai Joshi said...

You look lovely, Lydia! I love the necklace Kathy Dawson's wearing, what a fun way to bring the book into the picture.

And congrats on the published poems! That's so cool.

Jai

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

All sorts of great news!
Congratulations on the poem and being the class of 2013. Glad the New York trip was a big success.
Now to vote...

LTM said...

Look at YOU!!! What a supercute picture! I love it. And so much fun stuff here! Running over to check out your poem, and all the BEST with CONTROL! I can't wait to get my copy! xoxo <3

Rachna Chhabria said...

Glad that the trip went well. Waiting to read Control.

nutschell said...

SO cool!!! Love that you met your editor. I'm so excited to read your book:)

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Libby said...

Congratulations on the poem!!!

Carrie Butler said...

1. Voted.
2. Congratulations!
3. On my way.
4. Great photo! :)

Sophia Chang said...

omg how cute are you and you look like a teenager not a doctor - I can't wait for your author photo and you should've put your full face up a long time ago you're so cute!!!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Oh, how fun that you got to meet your editor in person and visit the Penguin offices! Was it awesome, or what?!

Susan Fields said...

How cool that your editor's wearing that necklace - great photo!

Liza said...

I voted. This post is jam packed with great stuff. Congrats! Love the picture too.

alexia said...

What a cute pic! Hopping over to check out the new website...

Connie Keller said...

I love the photo! Yay!

Now I'll be heading over to check out the website, etc.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Great picture! I never realized your hair was so long - you look gorgeous! (Because yes, that's the first thing I noticed... I'm such a girl.)

Linda Gray said...

Pesky computer not letting me access the poetry (I'm out of country right now--will try again when back home!) Great pic of you with your editor and her assistant. :)

Trisha said...

I've voted in your poll :) Medical history has always fascinated me. It's amazing how quickly things can change in the world of medicine, from what I've gathered!

Nice pic from NY :)

mshatch said...

I voted, too, but I selected everything because they all look like subjects I want to know more about!

lbdiamond said...

Many congrats!!!

Romance Book Haven said...

Trying to vote now...

You look gorgeous and happy in teh photo, Lydia!

Nas

 
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