K.L. Going has launched online forums, hosted at her website at http://www.klgoing.com/forums/
Topics include: K.L.'s books; her latest news; books and reading generally; games, movies, TV, music; writing; and an opportunity to share your own website, MySpace, etc. ("brag about yourself here").
"One of the things I like about it is that it's a truly intergenerational forum," K.L. said. "I've got ten year old kids, teens, and adults posting. You don't find this very often since most forums are targeted to specific groups like writers, teens, librarians, etc. But I'm hoping this can continue to work so discussion remains open across the ages."
These forums highlight K.L.'s recent site redesign, which includes teachers' resource pages, a writers' resource page, all new book recommendations and links as well as a revamped home page and events page.
The featured "Very Cool Person of the Month" is Justina Chen Headley, author of Nothing But The Truth (And a Few White Lies)(Little Brown, 2006)(excerpt)(author interview).
The highlight of the Writer's Resource page is a new interview with agent Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown, Ltd (scroll to read).
K.L. is the author of the ALA Printz Honor Book Fat Kind Rules The World (Putnam, 2003)(excerpt), The Liberation of Gabriel King (Putnam, 2005)(excerpt), and St. Iggy (Harcourt, 2006)(excerpt).
K.L. Going also offers a critique service that provides two-pages of feedback, plus comments on the manuscript. E-mail her for information on rates and availability.
Read a recent Cynsations interview with K.L. Going.
Recommendation of The Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L. Going from Renee Kirchner of Kidsreads.com