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Kelly Link, Lee Martin & Jacquelyn Mitchard on Ray Bradbury

Today would have marked the 92nd birthday of beloved science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. To celebrate, we caught up with three writers who contributed pieces to Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury.

The trio of writers we spoke with include Hugo Award-winner Kelly Link, 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin and bestselling novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard. We’ve included their thoughts below.

If you are looking for more Bradbury birthday celebration, SiriusXM Book Radio host Kim Alexander will talk with biographer Sam Weller, author Mort Castle and novelist Margaret Atwood about the late science fiction author tonight at 7 p.m. ET.

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Explore Soho Press’ Upcoming YA Imprint

Independent publisher Soho Press will be launching a young-adult imprint called Soho Teen. Follow this link to access Soho Teen’s digital sampler.

The imprint will debut in January 2013 with a mystery title called What We Saw at Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard. The inaugural list also includes five other titles.

In an interview with blogger Cynthia Leitich Smith, editorial director Daniel Ehrenhaft explained his vision for Soho Teen. Here’s more from the interview: “We’re publishing one book a month, so that each gets the special care and attention it deserves. And while we publish a broad range of YA fiction, every story must have a mystery at its heart. That said, our titles include sci-fi, the paranormal, a dystopian, some contemporary realistic fiction (some humorous), and a star-studded anthology to benefit the literacy non-profit 826nyc. So there’s plenty of diversity!”

Jacquelyn Mitchard to Head YA Imprint at F+W Media

Novelist Jacquelyn Mitchard has joined F+W Media as the head of their new young adult fiction imprint, Merit Press Books. The imprint will release five titles this year and has thirteen books slated for 2013.

Oprah Winfrey selected Mitchard’s 1996 novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, as the first title to kick off her famous Book Club. Mitchard has written both fiction and nonfiction, publishing books for adult, young adult and children’s readers.

Mitchard gave this statement in the release: “I’d wanted to be an editor for years, but didn’t see myself in a huge box in Manhattan. F+W made me an offer I couldn’t refuse: the chance to work with new authors and established authors on something so important. It’s exactly where I want to be at this point in my career. Something in me said – you’re home.” (Photo Credit: James Schnepf)

Oprah Winfrey Book Clubber Jacquelyn Mitchard Seeks Her Own Show

Aviary jackiemitchard-com Picture 1.pngNovelist Jacquelyn Mitchard scored a writers’ dream: her novel The Deep End of the Ocean scored the inaugural spot on Oprah Winfrey‘s book club. Now, Mitchard is competing to start her own show on Winfrey’s brand new OWN cable network.

As Mitchard (pictured, via) explains in her audition video, she recently lost her savings in an investment scheme. She hopes to rebuild her life with a television show. Currently, more than 8,700 aspiring television stars are vying for a spot on the new network. Mitchard has collected 2,206 votes so far.

Here’s more from the post: “I was a young widow, with no money and no hope, I tapped away at night on my novel when the children were asleep, and became the first Oprah Winfrey author! Then, just a year ago, I lost all the rewards of all that hard work, overnight, to a hometown investment thief. I wanted to give up, but what would that have taught my nine children, including two daughters from Ethiopia orphaned by AIDS? I had to regroup, restore, and reinvent myself, just as I had before, just like millions of others. We are the people this show is about — people who’ve won, lost and fought back — and those who need the courage to try.” (Via Sarah Weinman)