The weekly web ramble (9/2)

Links from the web jungle


– After the fervent fan response to one of her characters liking math, Tamora Pierce created a thread on her LJ for math/science girls who are having a hard time of it

– The 2011 Chesley Award winners


Kelli Stanley on the real life history that inspired her upcoming Miranda Corbie mystery, City of Secrets

Kristin Cashore shares her thoughts on writer’s block

Mary Robinette Kowal shares all the words she couldn’t use in Glamour in Glass

Jeff Hirsch on his YA debut, The Eleventh Plague


– Read the first two chapters of Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu 

– Check out the first 85 pages of The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson

– Read the first 100 pages of Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

– Check out an excerpt from You Against Me by Jenny Downham

– Read an excerpt from Shadow Kin by M.J. Scott

– Read an excerpt from Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff