Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Reader Art Gallery Web Page

Since I just got a whole folder-full of new artwork from some wonderful local 5th grade readers, I decided I would try to create a reader art gallery page on my website. I love being able to share the terrific work kids put so much effort into creating.

To see all the new artwork, click HERE to be directed to the new page on my website.

Thanks, kids!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Word of the Week (or, Word of the Random Moment in Time)

For a quick blog post after a long absence, a long word about a very short thing:



What is it? A sixty-fourth note, in music. Try to sing one! It takes much longer to say the word.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


The YA/MG group event was a lot of fun last night. Pictured above at the table from left to right: Julie Anne Peters, Sarah Okler, Terri Clark, Paolo Bacigalupi (who has just been nominated for the National Book Award for the book that's in his hands--Ship Breaker), Melinda Lo, and Lindsay Eland. Not pictured (due only to my poor photography skills): Denise Vega, Amy Efaw, and, well... me.

Also at the event, I had the great pleasure of receiving a wonderful envelope full of letters and pictures from some of the students from Lafayette Elementary. Here are some of the students' great drawings for you to enjoy:

The World's Largest Butterflies from Scumble.

Poppa's car crash from Savvy.

Miss Mermaid tattoo from Savvy.

The Scumble cover.

Next up... the Texas Book Festival and an author appearance at Book People in Austin at 6:00pm, Monday, October 18th.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

MG/YA Group Author Appearance in Boulder

Wednesday, October 13 · 5:00pm - sometime later

LocationBarnes & Noble
2999 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO

Colorado friends,

Join us in Boulder for a multi-author book signing to remember! This epic event brings together nine of your favorite young adult and middle grade authors for a night of book talk, audience Q&A, autographs, fun photo opps, and of course... CANDY!

Participating authors include:

Paolo Bacigalupi
Terri Clark
Amy Efaw
Lindsay Eland
Ingrid Law
Malinda Lo
Sarah Ockler
Julie Anne Peters
Denise Vega

This event is free and open to the public, so bring a friend, a camera, and some great questions! See you there!