I’m home for the holidays now, but November’s been a busy month. Illustrator Brian Lies and I attended the Wisconsin Book Festival. Here we are (thanks, librarygrl2): The next weekend, I headed over to the Loft Literary Center, for a reading with writer pal Julie Bowe. Last Sunday, Malcolm and I were featured in my hometown newspaper, the Leader Telegram…. Read more →
This past weekend, I got the chance to participate in a super fun event dedicated to books for kids: the Tweens Read Book Festival in Houston, TX. Twenty-one authors, hundreds of middle grade readers, personalized cupcakes, hand-made knitted water bottle cozies, 85 degrees weather (it was a wet and coooold 45 degrees when I left Wisconsin)—well, let’s just say, as… Read more →
This was great event–lots of amazing book creators and eager readers–but my favorite bit was getting to meet (and present with!) Brian Lies, the illustrator for MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT.
Lots of fun little book news this week. And IT WAS REALLY HOT HERE IN WISCONSIN. Last night it finally cooled off, which I feel like is really the event of the week. Even our dog perked up. 1) Anyway, this past week, I finalized some upcoming book events. Brian Lies and I will be at the Sheboygan Children’s Book… Read more →
The fact that this Friday Five is being posted on a Sunday night is indicative of the week I just had. Oof. Some good. Some bad. A lot of stress. Let’s start with the good. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have heard…MY BOOK WAS AT BOOK EXPO AMERICA THIS WEEK. Here’s a rundown of links… Read more →
Lots of fun news to post! First, audio rights sold for Malcolm to Recorded Books! I cannot WAIT to hear Malcolm read aloud by someone other than…me (I always read my drafts aloud as I revise). The audiobook will be available in October, which kind of boggles my mind. That seems superfast to me. But hey, after all the usual… Read more →
Yes, I am! In fact, I’m presenting there. And signing books (Lerner booth, Sunday 12:15). Come see me! Here’s the scoop on the presentation: Nonfiction Book Blast! Sunday, July 12, 2009 Convention Center Room W181 10:30 am to 12:00 pm ALA Annual Conference, Chicago wiki at http://nfbookblast.pbworks.com/ Track: Children & Young Adults; Literature & Collection Development Despite the emphasis on… Read more →
Working full time in a school means it’s hard to visit other schools and events as an author. At least during the school year. But I’ve squeezed in a couple this spring. Here I am at the WEMTA Authors Fair in Madison, Wisconsin. (That’s Kashmira Sheth next to me.) I attended as a media specialist, but moonlighted as an author Sunday… Read more →
Eek! There’s an interview with Don and me about our Last Night for Dinner series in our local arts/entertainment newspaper, Volume One. It’s out now so you can pick it up when you’re out and about. Or go read it here. (But only if you promise to promptly erase any memory of what I look like in that first photo.) Also, if… Read more →
I’ve been gearing up for the Big Penny, the district-wide fundraiser for our public library’s extension of the children’s room that starts next week. We’re trying to collect a million pennies!