Miranda Kenneally

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Archive for December, 2010

The Continuing Evolution of my Writing Abilities (or Lack Thereof)

In elementary school, middle school, and high school, I wrote a lot of supremely crappy poetry. Most of it consisted of me being a smartass (“Ode to Yassir Arafat” and haikus about Star Trek), but I also wrote poetry about how I felt like my guts had been ripped out by friends and boys and splayed across Tennessee.

In high school, I made perfect grades on most of the papers I wrote. The admissions essay I wrote to get into American University was awesome (in my mind, anyway). I wrote about if we went into a nuclear war, it would important to put Britney Spears in a bunker for entertainment purposes. To keep humankind’s spirits up.

So I thought, I’m going to college and I’m going to dual major in Print Journalism and Creative Writer/Literature. I will ROCK at this.

Well…….I got to college, and I immediately started getting Cs on my papers.

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Help Pick the SCORE Cover!

Guys – Sourcebooks has already started working on the cover for my book SCORE, which is coming out in December of 2011! They’ve posted three images and would like you to comment on what you like best.

Check it out here.

If you comment at the Sourcebooks site, you’ll get a chance to win an advance copy of Geoff Herbach’s STUPID FAST, which looks like a great book!

Read more about SCORE here.

Thanks for visiting!

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Walking on Eggshells in Publishing

Today at the YA-5 blog, I get all rebellious again and talk about walking on eggshells in publishing. All the time.

Read it here.

Have a nice weekend, everybody!

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Important Issues: What I’ve Been Doing in Hawaii

Alaskan King Crab Tempura, a.k.a. Orgasm on a Plate

Apple fruity champagne thing

Poke: Cubed Raw Fish - It was okay. I ate it.

Frozen Coconut Mojito, a.k.a. Orgasm in a Glass

Gardenia: The mating of vodka and cucumbers

Lava Daiquiri: Strawberries and other things

My boss' wife and a Bikini Beer, whatever that is

Cucumbers, rum, and creme for the win: This drink was so strong I had to put my head down

Apparently the opening credits of Gilligan's Island were filmed here

This was terrible. Just TERRIBLE.

Coolest part of trip: Mini-Rainbows over Hanauma Blowhole

I think this is Kahana Bay. Don't hire me to be your tour guide.

Bad hair day at Kahana Valley State Park

Chickens? Birds? Who knows?

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Sex and Sexy Scenes in YA: Great Discussion at The YA-5

I regularly blog over at The YA-5, and last Friday’s post is getting lots of comments. Go join in the discussion here.

And check out www.dearteenme.com if you haven’t!

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