News & Notes – 6/18/16

June 18, 2016 News & Notes 7

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

Book News


Literary Losses

Lois Duncan, best-selling YA suspense author, died Wednesday, June 15, at her home. She was 82. Remarkably, Duncan’s career spans nearly 70 years; her first story was published around 1947, when she was 13. She wrote nearly 50 books, most of them for teens or children. Several of Duncan’s YA thrillers, including I Know What You Did Last Summer and Stranger with My Face, were made into theatrical or TV movies. Down a Dark Hall was picked up by Stephanie Meyer’s production company in 2014, but appears to be still in the pre-production stages. Duncan’s own family experienced tragedy first-hand when her daughter Kait was murdered; the killer has never been caught. Obituaries: NPR; Publishers Weekly


Worth Reading/Watching

  • Hamilon writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sonnet, delivered upon winning the Tony award for Best Original Score for a Musical, has gone viral, and with good reason. Delivered with great emotion, the poem references the Orlando shootings “when senseless acts of tragedy remind us / that nothing here is promised — not one day” and asserts “love is love is love is love is love is love is love / cannot be killed or swept aside.” (Miranda’s acceptance speech begins about 1:45)


Great Blog Posts


For Writers & Bloggers


Book & Movie Announcements


Really Cool / Just for Fun


Bookish Quote

That’s it for this week!


7 Responses to “News & Notes – 6/18/16”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      To be honest, I’m not sure I ever did read her! But I’m familiar with her books from 5 years as a bookseller/bookstore manager. They were pretty popular with teens in the 80s.

  1. Greg

    Thank you for the links, always good stuff. I went over and read the GIF article (good things to know) and I’m interested in that Christopher Robin / AA Milne biopic as well. And I love the quote! 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m glad you enjoyed the links – and the quote! I loved it, and looked everywhere for the right public-domain image to pair it with.