Thursday, March 26, 2009

What is Cynthia Leitich Smith reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Cynthia Leitich Smith. Her books include Jingle Dancer (Morrow, 2000), Rain Is Not My Indian Name (HarperCollins, 2001), Indian Shoes (HarperCollins, 2002), and two YA gothic fantasy novels, Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007, 2008) and Eternal (Candlewick, 2009).

Her website offers articles, interviews, reading recommendations, publishing news, and annotated links. It was named one of the top 10 writer sites on the Internet by Writer's Digest, and was recognized among "Great Sites for Kids" by the American Library Association in the "Authors/Illustrators" category.

One paragraph from her entry:
What girl hasn't hated how she looks? At first glance, you'd never imagine that of Terra Cooper, what with her long legs and lovely blonde hair. But a "flaw" on her face breaks that image of perfection and, worst of all, damages the way she sees herself. Author Justina Chen Headley's books are infused with heart, substance, and, with subtly, social conscience. In this latest, North of Beautiful (Little, Brown), her many starred reviews come as no surprise.[read on]
Visit Cynthia Leitich Smith's website and blog.

Writers Read: Cynthia Leitich Smith.

--Marshal Zeringue