Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Class of 2k9 Promoting Debut Novel by Albert Borris, Their Class Member Who Cannot...

I've been an infrequent blogger as of late (busy busy busy) but had to take the time to mention this story I spotted on GalleyCat. Debut novelist Albert Borris, a member of the Class of 2k9, had a stroke last December prior to the release of his book Crash Into Me. Now he's unable to promote the book on his own, so the Class is pulling together to get the word out about Crash Into Me.

I've always admired the Class collectives--it's a terrific idea that debut mid-grade and YA authors pool their resources and band together to promote their collective works. And how wonderful that they're there to help Borris, who is thus far unable to communicate correctly. (More proof that authors of books for young readers are awesome.)

Check out Crash Into Me.


Vodka Mom said...

i'll do a shout on my blog soon. I pray for his recovery.....

Thanks, Alice.

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you mentioned Albert Borris!

My critique group, the Slushbusters, had a chance to meet several members of the Class of 2k9 at the Virginia Festival of the Book. They were wonderful ladies- some let us interview them for our blog. Each one, though, made a point of mentioning Crash Into Me.

All the best to Borris and the other members of the Class of 2k9!

Kami Garcia said...

This book is unbelievable.

Our hearts go out to Borris.

Ellen Jensen said...

Thanks so much for getting the word out about Albert! He deserves the attention--a great guy and a gifted writer.

Ellen Jensen Abbott
class of 2k9