Monday, November 23rd, 2009

LYRICS to the Book Trailer

LYRICS to the GIRL IN THE ARENA Book Trailer +           +          +           + I’LL SET THE SCENE: IT’S CAMBRIDGE, MASS. AN ALTERNATIVE WORLD HAS COME TO PASS A CRAZE BEGAN TO SWEEP THE NATION A GLADIATOR SPORTS ASSOCIATION I DON’T... more »

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Urban Glad Caught on Film

Yes, this was Halloween, 2009. And Sienna dressed up as…Lyn. *

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Okay, this one isn’t cool, but it’s cool that you take the time to read it…

Recession Drives Surge in Youth Runaways New York Times, October 25, 2009 Monica Almeida/The New York Times Clinton Anchors, 18, in Medford, Ore., has been on his own, living in the streets and camping in the woods since he was... more »

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Lyn G.’s Playlist

Here’s Lyn’s playlist for when she’s in training:

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

A Chance to Rant: about RULES

You have to see this video. This one’s for the rule breakers out on Planet Earth. (Just DON’T do this at home!) RULES. Have you ever stopped to think about how many rules you’re expected to follow in a single... more »

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

CONTESTS

THREE CONTESTS: THE COMPULSIVE READER is giving away three copies of GIRL IN THE ARENA, CLICK HERE. For a chance to win a copy of GIRL IN THE ARENA and a $75.00 gift certificate, go to the Book Divas blog: http://bookdivas.com/blog/?p=325 To... more »

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Gladiator Sandals…got some?

I’ve been asked about the sandals on the cover of GIRL IN THE ARENA. They were a find by my editor at Bloomsbury. And I know, I know, they don’t have the exact number of straps as Lyn has…but close.... more »

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

A Gallery of Sienna’s Avatars

SIENNA HAINES created the following AVATARS on Teen Second Life. All rights reserved and so forth.

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Who’s Your Avatar?

The main character in GIRL IN THE ARENA has an avatar that looks a lot like this, before she has her head shaved and gears up. In the blog below, tell me about one unique feature your avatar has, or would... more »

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Female Gladiators in Ancient Rome?

YES! Though Girl in the Arena is set in current day, in Cambridge, MA, here are some things I learned while researching Ancient Roman gladiators: (photo copyright, lise haines) There were female gladiators in ancient Rome. They fought in the evenings in the... more »