Briefs 2009.09.17

Read Colleen Gleason’s post on A Day in the Life of Child with CF, and then do what you can to help her surpass her goals. (Get a signed cover flat for donations over $20.)

Author and artist Maggie Stiefvater is giving away a sketchbook filled with her art. Check it out.

Orbit is excited to announce that we’ve bought three more Jaz Parks novels starting with Bite Marks in October 2009. For those of you who can’t get enough– or just can’t wait that long –don’t forget that Bitten to Death is just out and we’ll have One More Bite in January 09. And take the facebook quiz to find out what kind of urban fantasy star you really are!

Author Shiloh Walker “decided to do a giveaway to try and help raise some money for all the people hurt by the hurricanes/tropical storms hitting down in the Atlantic/Gulf areas. Click here for more information.” [via Alison Kent]

Cassandra Clare is titling chapters in City of Glass.

Meanwhile, Keri Arthur has a title for Riley book # 8 – Bound to Shadows.

UF author Kris Reisz interviewed our own Harry Markov. “I first talked to Harry Markov–a 19-year-old college student from Varna, Bulgaria–about a year ago on a web forum dedicated to fantasy writing and writers.”

This Week in Geek interviewed Laurell K. Hamilton at DragonCon. [podcast]

Stephenie Meyer will appear on Ellen today.

Tor updates the literary vs genre debate. “And that comes down to a covert way of saying genre literature, itself, is worthless, and only redeemed by incorporation into higher literary texts.”