Saturday, January 26, 2013

Author Judith Graves Appearances

Watch for Judith Graves appearing at the following venues:
January 28, 2013: Family Literacy Night
Dr. Bernard Brosseau School, Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada

Presentation on “How Inspiration Strikes”, and a reading from her steampunk short story, The Steadfast Steam Soldier, published in Winter Wonders, a charity anthology that supports literacy.

February 23: Young Authors’ Conference
Sherwood Park, Alberta

THE BONES OF THE STORY: Screenwriting and FICTION TO DIE FOR workshops

Graves will talk about writing scripts for film and television and offer tips on the craft of screenwriting. Learn how to plot a script using her outline structure, The Bones of the Story.  From gripping logline to epic showdown, she’ll provide students with the foundation they’ll need to create their own dreadfully cool scripts.

February 24: Freedom to Read Week

The brilliant blogger, Amy, from A Simple Love of Reading is celebrating Canadian Freedom to Read Week with guest posts by a number of authors. Graves will be kicking off the week with a post on censorship both as a library technician and a young adult fiction author.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Shiny New Website and Free Books

We're thrilled with our new website design. We hope you will be too.

To celebrate the launch of our redesigned website as well as Leap Books' third anniversary, we're offering free books.We'll be drawing 3 names (one for each year we've been in business).  Just leave a comment here about our new site, friend us on Twitter and/or Facebook, and let us know. You'll get one entry each time you spread the word.

Be sure to mention which of our books you'd like to receive and whether you'd prefer a print or ebook. If you don't mind waiting, you can request a future release, such as Maria V. Snyder's book, Storm Watcher, coming in the fall of 2013.

Winners will be chosen at midnight on January 31, 2013.

We also have some terrific new releases, giveaways, and special plans for this year. So watch for more exciting news later this month.