While surfing the web this a.m. (rather than finishing up my holiday shopping or sitting butt in chair for serious revision work), I discovered an early Christmas present on a fellow writer's livejournal.
Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic editor Cheryl Klein has authored a sweet little e-book called Rules of Engagement, How to Get (and Keep!) a Reader Involved in Your Novel based on a talk she gave at the Rocky Mountain SCBWI Fall conference in October 2005. Whether you're a serious writer, or someone who's just getting started, you'll want to read this book. Klein's insider advice is engaging and knowledgeable. And free!
To download your free e-book, log onto www.childrencomefirst.com/ebook-klein.shtml. You'll need to register first before you can add it to your cart, but no need to promise your first-born child to get it. The info they ask for is basic, and so worth the extra 60 seconds to complete.
Thanks to Vermont College student and Des Moines Register teen-lit reviewer Kellye Crocker for posting the link to this e-book gem on her livejournal recently.