Ha ha. I am laughing at myself because of this post's title. Some of you (but probably not many) may recall my hilarious Cabbage Patch Kid Phase. If not, relive it here and here (the follow-up). What I failed to mention in the blog posts (I think. How could I have forgotten this?) was that after I gave away the original Stephanie Nancy, I devised a plan to buy a new CPK and name her Stephanie Nancy II. And then I made a song that went, "Stephanie Nancy II, coming right up!" Oh man. If you only had my brain you'd think it was really funny.
Anywho, soon I shall be donning my double-identities, librarian and author, all in the span of a glorious weekend in Chicago. Matt and I will both be appearing at the American Library Association conference in various forms. Well, I guess our forms will be the same, but, whatever, here's the scoop:
Matthew Cordell (husband and illustrator/writer of awesomeness) will be signing copies of MIGHTY CASEY and handing out f+g's of TROUBLE GUM and the super-cool F+F-produced TROUBLE GUM bubble gum packages on Saturday July 11, 11:00-noon at the Feiwel and Friends booth (#1813). Here's a sampling of the gum:
I will be doing a signing, as well, also at the F+F booth on Sunday, July 12, 11:00-noon, signing copies of GET WELL SOON and signing/giving away galleys of my forthcoming YA novel, INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER. I have some new secret goodies to give away (think small, round, and sharp), so I hope to have lots of booth visitors!
We are both guests at a F+F hosted blogger bash from 4:00–6:00 on Saturday in the Macmillan Children’s Publisher suite at the Omni Hotel.
I will also be one of the many authors of greatness (um, I didn't mean I was great, I just meant there are lots of great authors to be seen) at the YALSA YA Author Coffee Klatch on Sunday from 8:30 - 10:00 at the Marriott.
I look forward to seeing my librarian and author friends, new and old, at ALA Chi-Town!