Time to turn green with envy, fellow children’s lit bloggers. HarperCollins has bought a book by Lizzie Skurnick based on her weekly Jezebel column, Fine Lines. This is their Friday feature, “… in which we give a sentimental, sometimes-critical, far more wizened look at the children’s and YA books we loved in our youth.” Skurnick’s columns have been smart and I look forward to seeing what this book turns out to be. Here’s a bit more information from their announcement:
Publishing behemoth HarperCollins, which, thanks to editor Carrie Feron and agent Kate Lee, will be publishing the book — featuring work that has appeared on Jezebel as well as new content — sometime next summer. And Jezebel readers can help, namely, telling Lizzie what sort of accompanying online content and reader participation opportunities you’d love to see — “book clubs, podcasts, interviews, e-book downloads and cover galleries are things we’re kicking around,” she says — and, of course, title suggestions.