Monday, January 07, 2008

A La Carte by our very own TadMack

Tanita S. Davis, a.k.a. TadMack of Finding Wonderland, has her first book coming out in June 2008. The young adult novel is called A La Carte, and it's published by Random House. Here's the publisher's blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Lainey dream of becoming a world famous chef one day and maybe even having her own cooking show. (Do you know how many African American female chefs there aren’t? And how many vegetarian chefs have their own shows? The field is wide open for stardom!) But when her best friend—and secret crush—suddenly leaves town, Lainey finds herself alone in the kitchen. With a little help from Saint Julia (Child, of course), Lainey finds solace in her cooking as she comes to terms with the past and begins a new recipe for the future. Peppered with recipes from Lainey’s notebooks, this delicious debut novel finishes the same way one feels finishing a good meal—satiated, content, and hopeful.

I've just submitted purchase suggestions to my two local library systems: Seattle Public Library and King County Library System. The more purchase suggestions a library system gets for an item, the more likely they are to order that item. You can do the same with your own library systems. Most of the time, all that's required is a current library card. Sometimes the "purchase suggestion" section is hard to find, but it's often near the section for interlibrary loans.

P.S. Can you spot all the subliminal messages in this post?


TadMack said...

Geez, Alkelda. Thanks!
I was going to email you about your "cunning plan" for me to come and sign a copy of your book in Seattle. That's a great idea -- I'm going to be on the West Coast at some point this summer (at the very least for the Society for Children's Book Writers & Illustrators thing in LA in August) so hopefully I'll be able to be up your direction and down South as well. Thanks for the plug! I'm not sure someone who isn't a "name" does book signings in a bookstore, but I'll definitely sign your copy and buy you dinner!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

TadMack: How did you do that? I just hit "publish." I would recommend contacting All For Kids Books in Seattle, WA. Stephenie Meyer said that when Twilight came out, many of the places she did book-signings had only three people show up, but All For Kids got TWENTY. University Bookstore and Island Books would be two other bookstores to approach, too. Don't be shy about getting the Kidlitosphere on board.

I really hope you can make it to Seattle! And no no no, I'll be buying you dinner.

HipWriterMama said...

Yay, Tadmack!

Noodle said...

I think I'll just buy it for the library! LOL! My library is moving, and they are having a difficult time getting books approved for purchase.

Mmmmm! And if I buy it, I can put in a donor plate. How about "in honor of Alkelda the Gleeful" on the plate? :)

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Noodle: That would be cool. Thanks! Let's hear it for viral marketing. Um, is this viral marketing?

Lone Star Ma said...

Can't wait to read it!

Little Willow said...

I am so excited for her!