Friday, September 28, 2012

See Me, Hear Me, Don't Ban Me

It's starting to happen! Stuff! For my new book, Have a Nice Day! Ring-a-ding-ding! [Note that my daughter was up most of the night, and I do not deal well with that at all. And I will continue to not deal well with it all day long until I collapse in a weeping heap on the floor at some point.] Tomorrow is the Anderson's Young Adult Literature Conference, where I will appear on a panel (three times throughout the day) with other local authors, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Nancy Grossman, S.J. Kincaid, and Chris Rylander. It's always fun to meet new authors and hear their stories. I'm hoping it will inspire me as I write my new book (which is getting easier, dare I say?). In two weeks, both Matt and I will appear in several presentations and signings at the Sheboygan Children's Book Festival. I have never been to this one, and I am really looking forward to it. Plus, Have a Nice Day will debut at the festival!

Next week is one of my favorite weeks to celebrate (especially when I was a librarian, and I could school the kids on what's what), Banned Books Week. And look at my little quotable in this Publisher's Weekly article! Remember that time when Get Well Soon was totally being challenged? And when someone threw it out from their library? Grrr. Also, this article in the Chicago Tribune by my good friend and amazing author, James Klise, is a must read on the subject of banning books and people, essentially, and the decisions librarians have to make. SO SAY WE ALL!


Lisa Jenn said...

I'm looking forward to meeting you! BTW I just finished reading Don't Stop Now. I just came back from a road trip from Chicago to Montana, and it was fun to read about a lot of the same sights I saw, but from the characters' points of view. :-D

Julie H said...

Looking forward to meeting you, too! We must definitely talk road trips :)