Thursday, November 29, 2012

Book news: Awards, writing conferences and even a video game

Posted by on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Lots of book news in my inbox recently.

Author Marie Lu.
  • Author Marie Lu.

• According to Publisher's Weekly, author Marie Lu, to whom we introduced to you here in March, will launch a Facebook game in December called Cities of Legend. It's based on her debut novel, Legend. The second book in her trilogy, Prodigy, will release in January.

• The Colorado Center for the Book is now accepting entries for the Colorado Book Awards. Per the release:

The Colorado Book Awards recognize the best books by Colorado authors, editors, publishers, illustrators and photographers published in 2012. Look for information on our Finalist Event in the spring. Winners will be recognized at the annual Colorado Book Awards held in Aspen in June 2013.

Eligible books include any work published by a Colorado author, illustrator, editor, publisher or photographer, and include hardcover, paperback and e-published books. All entry forms should be submitted online, but payment and copies can be provided online or through surface mail. Past categories have included: anthology, biography, children's literature, creative nonfiction, fiction, genre fiction, history, juvenile literature, nonfiction, pictorial, poetry, and young adult. It is acceptable to submit your own work.

For more information on how to submit, or to recommend a book published in 2012, please visit coloradohumanities.org or contact Christine Goff at goff@coloradohumanities.org or 303.894.7951 x21.

Left Coast Crime, the annual mystery/crime/thriller writing conference sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, will be held in Colorado Springs in 2013. The Cheyenne Mountain Resort will host the four-day event from March 21-24. Keynote speakers include New York Times bestselling authors Craig Johnson and Laura Lippman. Learn more here.

• Registration is now open for the 21st annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Keynotes for this year's April 19-21 event at the Marriott include Libba Bray, Barry Eisler, David Liss and Amber Benson. Learn more about both the conference and the hosting organization, Pikes Peak Writers, here.

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