Hey, everybody, I’ll be signing copies of This Thing Called the Future at the Book Expo America on Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the booksigning area. Please come! It’s not every day that you can get a copy of a young adult book that uses magical realism, is a love story, and is set in enchanted South Africa.
And also, you have just a few days left to enter my book giveaway for Emily Wing Smith’s book Back When You Were Easier to Love. I will keep it open until May 31.
I had a great time at the Children’s Authors Breakfast at the BEA. I can only wish that I was as funny as Eoin Colfer andÂ Sherman Alexie, and I can also only wish that someday I’ll be as big as Judy Blume and Neil Gaiman. I was particularly anxious to hear them talk about why they write for children, as I’ll need to make an argument for more latino/-a writers writing for children at the Reforma National Conference in September.
Yes, Colfer really does look that geeky in real life.
Publisher’s Weekly has kindly written an article on the breakfast, saving me the trouble, but actually, it was much funnier in person than what the stolid article can possibly recreate. And yes, potty-mouth was the order of the day, as you can see from a few of the quotes…..even though all four of the writers involved don’t use a lot of profanity in their writing.
For me, the highlights were not the quotes that PW used in its article. I was interested in Sherman Alexie’s references to how books saved him as a kid: Read More