Harmony Book Reviews

Louder Than Words Live Chat

Posted on: August 10, 2009

There’s an amazing new series coming out from HCI called Louder Than Words. It’s the first ever teen-written memoir series. I have copies on their way to me and I’m extremely excited to read them. To learn more about the series, go here. I’m very excited for the series – I think it’s great that teen writers now have a way to tell their stories and I look forward to the future books in the series.

Starting tonight there will be a live chat with the series editor and the authors of the first three books. I’m supposed to post it here but since I’m having some serious issues with WordPress, I’m going to direct you to Alea who is also hosting the chat.

The chat schedule is as follows:

Monday, August 10, 8-9 p.m. ET
Guest: Deborah Reber, Series Editor
Topic: Introducing the Louder Than Words Series

Description: Join us Monday night as Deborah Reber, editor of the new series of teen-authored memoirs, “Louder Than Words,” gives us the story behind the series. How were the teen authors chosen? How were the books put together? Who is the series written for? What kind of feedback are you getting? Are there more books coming? How can I be a “Louder Than Words” author?

Tuesday, August 11, 8-9 p.m. ET
Guest: Marni Bates, author of “Marni”
Topic: Compulsive Behavior and How the Internet Can Help

Description: Join us Tuesday night as teen author Marni Bates answers questions about her book, “Marni.” Marni has trichotillomania — a irresistible desire to pull out her own hair. What do you have? Marni discusses how the Internet helped her understand the problem, and also how she feels about having her secrets revealed in a book.

Wednesday, August 12, 8-9 p.m. ET
Guest: Emily Smucker, author of “Emily”
Topic: Sickness and Faith, Pickles and Cake

Description: Join us Wednesday when Emily Smucker will answer questions about what it’s like getting through senior year with a chronic illness. Emily is a Mennonite but, don’t worry, it’s not contagious. She’ll also talk about blogging and writing books.

Thursday, August 13, 8-9 p.m. ET
Guest: Chelsey Shannon, author of “Chelsey”
Topic: Assembling a New Life with Pieces from the Past

Description: Join us Thursday night as Chelsey Shannon, author of “Chelsey,” talks about fashioning a new life for herself after her father was murdered a week before her 14th birthday and she had to move away from home and school. She’ll talk about overcoming grief, and how she discovered a group of women writers who helped her get over.

Friday, August 14, 8-9 p.m. ET
Guest: Deborah Reber, Series Editor
Topic: How to Break Into Publishing for Teen Writers

Description: On Friday, series editor Deborah Reber will answer questions about how teen writers can break into publishing. All the “Louder Than Words” authors were teen writers when they were first published. Some made money as writers. All of them wrote on the Internet, and made friends with writers online. One of the author’s moms is a writer. If you have something better to do Friday night, you can watch replay on demand at louderthanwordsbooks.com.

I’m looking forward to watching these, especially Deborah’s final one, though I will probably end up watching them after they debut.

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2 Responses to "Louder Than Words Live Chat"

That’s so cool! I want to try and watch them all.

Thanks so much for hosting the videochats! I hope your readers have enjoyed them 🙂

XOXO
Debbie Reber, LTW series editor

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