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Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu - and although Hawaiian - should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their baby boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers.

SUMMER OF SLOANE is her debut novel, out May 3, 2016 from Disney-Hyperion.

Erin is represented by literary agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.

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Thursday
Jul072011

USA Today's Top 150 Bestselling Books as of 07.07.2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011: According to USA TODAY, the following list contains the top 50 best selling books (out of 150) - based on sales through Sunday, 07/03/2011.  For the complete list of 150 books for the week or just to check out more information - plus reviews, book news and a searchable archive of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list - visit their website.

 

YA Note of the week:  Only 7 YA titles grace the top 50, and 22 total even made the entire list. New this week, MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE, by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, making it's debut at #13. 

 

Legend:

Position This Week, Last Week, Title, Author (Publisher), Price

 

 

1 0 Now You See Her, James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown), $14.99
2 1 Smokin’ Seventeen, Janet Evanovich (Bantam), $28.00
3 3 The Help, Kathryn Stockett (Berkley), $16.00
4 2 Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson), $16.99
5 4 The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press), $8.99

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Thursday
Jun022011

USA Today's Top 150 Bestselling Books as of 05.29.2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011: According to USA TODAY, the following list contains the top 25 best selling books (out of 150) - based on sales through Sunday, 05/29/2011.  For the complete list of 150 books for the week or just to check out more information - plus reviews, book news and a searchable archive of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list - visit their website.


Note of the week:  Finally something new to the list this week: The Warlock by Michael Scott, debuting at #13. Otherwise, we're looking at the same reads that have coveted the top 25 list for quite awhile now. 


After checking all 150 books for the week, I'm still surprised to NOT see Divergent by Veronica Roth making the list. What is being pitched as a futuristic 'Fight Club' for teens, this title is well worthy of the top 10, but maybe it's just taking a while to get out there? I just finished it (in 2 days) and posted my review below this blog post - and by all means, it's a definite must read...right up there with The Hunger Games for me!


Legend:

Position This Week, Last Week, Title, Author (Publisher), Price

 

1 1 Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson), $16.99
2 2 Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (Algonquin), $7.99
3 6 The Help, Kathryn Stockett (Berkley), $16.00
4 0 The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic), $14.99
5 3 Something Borrowed, Emily Giffin (St. Martin's Press), $7.99

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Thursday
May262011

UsA Today's Top 150 Bestselling Books as of 05.22.2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011: According to USA TODAY, the following list contains the top 25 best selling books (out of 150) - based on sales through Sunday, 05/15/2011.  For the complete list of 150 books for the week or just to check out more information - plus reviews, book news and a searchable archive of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list - visit their website.
Note of the week:  Same ole', same ole' children's / YA books in the top 25, including the annual appearance of Dr. Seuss's, Oh The Places You'll Go, just in time for graduation. 

Legend:

Position This Week, Last Week, Title, Author (Publisher), Price

1 2 Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson), $16.99

2 1 Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (Algonquin), $7.99

3 7 Something Borrowed, Emily Giffin (St. Martin's Press), $7.99

4 3 The Throne of Fire, Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion), $18.99

5 0 10th Anniversary, James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown), $14.99

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Thursday
May192011

USA Today's Top 150 Bestselling Books as of 05.15.2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011: According to USA TODAY, the following list contains the top 25 best selling books (out of 150) - based on sales through Sunday, 05/15/2011.  For the complete list of 150 books for the week or just to check out more information - plus reviews, book news and a searchable archive of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list - visit their website.

Note of the week:  My heart palpitations have thankfully subsided - both Catching Fire and Mockingjay have clawed their way back into the top 25 this week! Phew! *wipes brow* 

As well, the top 25 also contain 5 - count 'em, 5 - YA titles vs. last week's measly 2. And new this week: Sarah Dessen's latest release, What Happened To Goodbye, eeking in at the #24 spot. But still, nothing earth shattering making an appearance...and no new YA authors to the scene. I just bought Divergent by Veronica Roth and Bumped by Megan McCafferty - two books I've been seeing quite a bit of buzz on lately. I wonder if / when they'll make an appearance on the list? Stay tuned for my reviews of both!

Legend:

Position This Week, Last Week, Title, Author (Publisher), Price

1 4 Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (Algonquin), $7.99
2 5 Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson), $16.99
3 2 The Throne of Fire, Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion), $18.99
4 1 Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris (Ace), $27.95
5 0 Buried Prey, John Sandford (Putnam Adult), $14.99

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Thursday
May122011

USA Today's Top 150 Bestselling Books as of 05.08.2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011: According to USA TODAY, the following list contains the top 25 best selling books (out of 150) - based on sales through Sunday, 05/08/2011.  For the complete list of 150 books for the week or just to check out more information - plus reviews, book news and a searchable archive of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list - visit their website.

Note of the week:  I may be experiencing heart palpitations. Last week it was Mockingjay that fell from the top 25 - now, Catching Fire has dropped off as well (down to #28).

Sadly, only two YA titles even reside on my list this week - thankfully, The Hunger Games is still there - but now sitting in the #2 position is Rick Riordan's newest title, The Throne of Fire.

Legend:

Position This Week, Last Week, Title, Author (Publisher), Price

1 124 Dead Reckoning, Charlaine Harris (Ace), $27.95

2 0 The Throne of Fire, Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion), $18.99

3 8310th Anniversary, James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown), $27.99

4 1 Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (Algonquin), $7.99

5 2 Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson), $16.99

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Thursday
May052011

USA Today's Top 150 Bestselling Books as of 05.01.2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011: According to USA TODAY, the following list contains the top 25 best selling books (out of 150) - based on sales through Sunday, 05/01/2011.  For the complete list of 150 books for the week or just to check out more information - plus reviews, book news and a searchable archive of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list - visit their website.
Note of the week:  For the first time in what seems like years, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, has dropped out of the top 25 - gasp! Okay, so maybe it's not been years - but it has been since last August...and well, I guess it didn't stray too far, dropping only to slot #29. 
However, YA titles have been pretty dormant from the top 25 for quite some time - and this week, they hold only 12% of the first 25 titles. 
It is nice to see Candace Bushnell's, Summer in the City - sequel to The Carrie Diaries (and prequel to the Sex and the City series), make it's debut appearance on the list in the #25 position. This is sitting on my nightstand to be read - check back soon for my review!

Legend:

Position This Week, Last Week, Title, Author (Publisher), Price

1 1 Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen (Algonquin), $7.99

2 2 Heaven Is for Real, Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent (Thomas Nelson), $16.99

3 5 Something Borrowed, Emily Giffin (St. Martin's Press), $7.99

4 4 Bossypants, Tina Fey (Reagan Arthur), $26.99

5 8 The Help, Kathryn Stockett (Berkley), $16.00

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