Last year, I was given the opportunity to contribute to an anthology about a difficult and all-too-topical subject: bullying. The anthology, edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones, comprises stories, memories, and essays submitted by a vast array of celebrated teen authors, including Aprilynne Pike, Carrie Ryan, Jon Scieszka, Mo Willems, Alyson Noel, Ellen Hopkins, Carolyn Mackler, and Lauren Kate.
Bullying--and the topic of meanness/cruelty more generally--is an important theme in my first book, Before I Fall, and I was honored to have the opportunity to address it from a nonfiction standpoint in Dear Bully.
The book has now been released, and I am giving away a copy! Simply respond to this post and you will be entered for a chance to win a signed finished copy. For the rest of you, PLEASE don't neglect this book. (You can find the USA today review of Dear Bully here, and check out the book's Goodreads page here for more info.) A portion of the proceeds go to an anti-bullying organization, so this book is a worthwhile purchase any way you slice it.