Remember the HOLD STILL movie, which we was a Thing We Are Ridiculously Excited About a few months back? Well we are STILL excited, but, if possible, we are MORE excited, because not only did author extraordinaire Nina LaCour reach her funding goal using Kickstarter (a multitude of thanks to all who contributed), but also we just received word that the movie has officially wrapped shooting! To celebrate, Nina has interviewed Ana Szarky, who starred in the movie as protagonist Caitlin, on her blog. Click the link to read all about it!
Awesome article about the Kickstarter campaigns that funded the movies for Nina LaCour’s HOLD STILL and K.L. Going’s FAT KID RULES THE WORLD! We were pretty chuffed to see our humble Tumblr mentioned in there as well. :)
Those of you who’ve been following us for a while know the love we have for the amazing book trailer Nina LaCour and her friends created for her latest novel, THE DISENCHANTMENTS, which came out in February. But THE DISENCHANTMENTS was not Nina’s first book, nor was the trailer for THE DISENCHANTMENTS her first book trailer. In fall of 2009, Nina’s debut novel, HOLD STILL, was published to great acclaim (it was even a Morris Award finalist!), and she and her very talented friends (seriously, so jealous of how brilliant they are) did a trailer for that book, too! You can watch it here.
Cut to now (get it? because we’re talking about movies?)—Nina and her friends are going to shoot a HOLD STILL movie! But they need some help, so they’re working on funding the film through Kickstarter. Click the link to learn more about Nina, the book, the cast, and more!
Nina LaCour dishes about the making ofthe trailer for The Disenchantments!
The YA or Bust tour featuring Stephanie Perkins, Gayle Forman, and Nina LaCour starts TODAY at A Great Good Place For Books in Oakland, CA (7 PM)! And, EVEN BETTER, Jessica Rothenberg, author of The Castastrophic History of You and Me, will be joining them for all the Bay Area events! A full list of events is available here.
SO EXCITED to announce the tour stops for the YA or Bust! 2012 Group Tour, featuring Gayle Forman (author of If I Stay and Where She Went), Nina LaCour (Hold Still and The Disenchantments), and Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door)! The ladies are going on a road trip up and down the West Coast, of which we are, naturally, totally jealous. :) Check out the event stops on the Penguin Teen Facebook page and don’t forget to RSVP! We hear the ladies are cooking up some fun ideas for the events, so if you’re a West Coaster, you’re not going to want to miss out.
Over at Figment, Nina LaCour gives us a playlist to rock out to while reading her awesome new book, THE DISENCHANTMENTS! THE DISENCHANTMENTS comes out February 16th (that’s Thursday!). You can enter to win a limited-edition Disenchantments poster over at the Penguin Teen Facebook page!
Find out more about Nina LaCour’s The Disenchantments from Nina herself! Want to read a bit of The Disenchantments RIGHT NOW? There are a few chapters in our Spring 2012 preview sampler, which you can find riiiiiiight here.