My blog, my rules. So there.

Yesterday I offered an arc of “family” to any commenter or Facebook fan page follower. Fabulous authoress Nina LaCour was kind enough to take me up on my offer. But I’ve decided we can do better than one arc (don’t worry, Nina – your entry’s already covered!).

New rules for the blog giveaway:

Comment on ANY blog post between now and 4/29,

OR link to the blog/follow the blog,

OR “like” the Facebook Micol Ostow page,

and you’re entered to win:

1) a signed copy of “family”









2) an arc of my summer release, “What Would My Cellphone Do?” and










3) a $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble. If you chose the link/follow or FB “like” option, shoot me a message on FB so I know to enter you!Enter the contest! Tell your friends! Heck, enter your friends! Whatevs! Giveaways are fun!


Springing forward…

March 14, 2011

…with all sorts of new changes going on online!

A new book (available for pre-order just over to your right? Do you see? Yes!) means it’s time for a new look for my website. Alas, it won’t be ready for a bit yet, and I wanted to be sure that my most recent updates were up and running for those of you who are just dying to keep up with moi. Hence, this lovely blog. Read the blog. Share the blog. Embrace the blog.

Publishers Weekly called family “dark, mesmerizing, and hazy,” which has been enough to keep me going while I angst about plotting the follow-up (NOT sequel) novel, and I’ve also created a Micol Ostow Facebook page. I mean, you know, if you’re into that kind of thing.

In the meantime, there are events on the horizon! I will be live, in person, with hair brushed, which anyone who has ever stopped by unannounced will tell you is an occasion to marvel. Notably, here:


*Note that the Fest will be running all this week, though my panel is on Friday. I am on the mend from a nasty cold, but will be at as many of the events as my sinuses allow. You should try to be, too! Full schedule here.

Friday March 18th

NYPL South Court, 42nd Street

2:10 – 3:00: Telling the Truths – Hard Topics, Illuminating Fiction

Eireann Corrigan, Donna Freitas, Sarah Darer Littman, and Kimberly Marcus
Moderator: David Levithan


Friday, April 29th

The Voracious Reader Bookstore, Larchmont, NY



Sarah Darer Littman, Michael Northrop, and Melissa Walker


Saturday, April 9th

The Albany Academics

2:30-3:15: Discussion: The Value of Contemporary YA Literature


Aimee Ferris, Jo Knowles, Eric Luper, and Melissa Walker


So, there you have it – three chances to see me potentially saying something useful! Imagine!

In the meantime, in celebration of the new book and new blog, how about a giveaway? Post a comment here, then head over to Facebook to “like” my author page, and you’re entered to win an ARC of family. Exciting, no?