Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Early Christmas

We got an early Christmas present this week HERE! And even better, it's the gift that keeps on giving :-)

First of all, it arrived in all of it's glory, from the beautiful and talented Irene Latham who writes incredible poetry and historical fiction for children.  Her book The Witches of Gee's Bend will be released by G.P. Putnam and Sons in 2010.  Please, go and read about it on her website. We absolutely cannot wait to read it--especially since we love quilts with all of their artistry and storytelling.   The world needs books about tactile pieces of artwork and history, especially in our computer driven age.   Irene, it means so much to us to receive this award from such a smart and talented person!

So today, (drumroll, please) we would like to pass it on to one of our new favorite reads, Juvenescence, by Christy Raedeke.

We met Christy in Los Angeles this year and became fast friends. She is funny and fascinating and knows how to tell an engaging story. In fact, we are on pins and needles waiting for her books to come out in 2010 and 2011 with Flux.   She combines some very cool math, science and ancient history with YA fiction.  We're honored to know such a talented writer.

We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

sf and katie


Christy Raedeke said...

You two are THE BEST! This is such a lovely treat!

Now I'm embarrassed that I just blogged about my love of Institutional Food - wish I had something more writerly to express today, but all I'm thinkin' about is mashed potatoes. :)

Thank you for passing on your award.


Shelli said...

Il check it out - a friend of your is a friend of mine :)

Irene Latham said...

The award looks SO GOOD on you. :) Thanks for your sweet words. Hope you both have a great Thanksgiving! Now off to check out Christy!

Graeme Stone said...

Now there's something I'm secretly passionate about. I have this roommate (and if she's reading this, she'll kill me) who looks down on all my "old" stuff. Yes, I know it's not Ikea, or Designer of the Month, but there is meaning behind almost everthing I have. And my quilts, they're part of me since I was first born. I have the quilt my grandmother made, the baby blankets she made, and the quilt that my mother made (she took each of us boys to Van Meters in Pensacola to pick out the fabric), and then she made us each our own unique quilt. The maid that helps clean my boyfriend's place wanted to throw out my grandmother's quilt because she said it was producing dust. I swooped down, wrapped up the blanket and have hidden it from her ever since. There's a great story (am I going on too long? Is there blog-comment-lenght etiquette) by Alice Walker about two sister, and a quilt that's just beautiful. Let me see if I can find it...mm hmm, found it (http://hubpages.com/hub/Alice-Walkers-Everyday-Use) It's called "Everyday Use". It really expresses how I feel about quilts. And Irene, I don't know you, but I'll copy you on this because your book sounds amazing.

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