The Rumpus and Other Things (like a blog tour!)

Here's something cool.  Letters for Kidsfrom The Rumpus.  The Rumpus is an online culture and arts magazine.  LFK is a subscription service for letters from published authors.  They offer Letters in the Mail, and Letters for Kids for… well, you know.  Take a gander:

Letters For Kids is just like Letters In The Mail, except intended for subscribers six years and older. We’re helping people appreciate the post office at a younger age.

You or your child will get two letters a month written by middle-grade and young adult authors like Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler, Adam Rex, Kerry Madden, Natalie Standiford, Susan Patron, Rebecca Stead, Cecil Castellucci, and more.
Some of the letters will be illustrated. Some will be written by hand. Some will be in color, some will be in black and white. It’s hard to say! We’ll copy the letters, fold them, put them in an envelope, put a first class stamp on the envelope, and send the letters to you (or your child, it’s up to you who to put in the shipping address).

How cool is that? 

A few weeks ago, curator and awesome YA author Cecil Castellucci asked if I would be willing to write a letter.  Of course I said yes.  So, if you love getting mail (and who doesn't?) and you like books or reading or writing, consider Letters in The Mail.   It's better than pretending your name is Occupant or Current Resident just so you have mail every day.  (Am I the only one who used to do that?)

Also in the news:  the ORLEANS blog tour!!!  Yes, I am doing a two-week, whirlwind virtual book tour for ORLEANS starting Monday, March 4th.  There will be interviews, essays, revelations and giveaways! 
Stay tuned for details next week.  Hooray!