The weekly web ramble (12/2)

Links from the web jungle


- A cavalcade of franchise talent talk all things Harry Potter

- The New York Times has picked their 25 notable children’s books of 2011

- School Library Journal has picked their best books of 2011

- Michael Whelan, the artist behind Anne McCaffrey‘s covers, shares how Anne McCaffrey inspired him 


- Tamora Pierce remembers Anne McCaffrey

- And over at Random Buzzers, Tamora Pierce answers a passel of fan questions

- Devon Monk gives thanks

- Elizabeth C. Bunce talks Liar’s Moon

- Michael J. Sullivan on how his fantasy series came about

- Tracy Barrett discusses the history behind her latest YA, Dark of the Moon

- Sarah Rees Brennan weighs in on a defense of Twilight


- Patricia Briggs shares a new snippet from her upcoming Alpha & Omega novel, Fair Game

- Check out the first chapter of Maria V. Snyder‘s Touch of Power

- Read the first chapter of The Gathering Storm, the first installment in The Katerina Trilogy by Robin Bridges

- Check out the first four chapters of Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly