Friday, April 24, 2009

Multi-Author Event at Books of Wonder this Sunday

I'll be reading and signing The Dragon of Trelian this Sunday, April 26, at Books of Wonder. Tamora Pierce, Dena K. Salmon, and Peter Kujawinski will also be there, and we'll all be reading and talking, signing books, and answering questions. You can see the full event details here. I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dragon Day!

Hurrah! The Dragon of Trelian releases today!!!

You can order a copy from here.

You can read an interview with me at Janet Fox's blog here.

And if you're in the NYC area, please come to my launch party tonight at Books of Wonder! Full details here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Dragon of Trelian Launch Party!

The Dragon of Trelian comes out ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!!!!

I am very excited about this.

I'm having a book launch party that evening, and everyone is invited. Yes, you! You're invited! Here are the details:

The Dragon of Trelian Book Launch Party
April 14, 2009, 5 to 7pm
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

I'll be doing a short reading/Q&A around 6pm, and there will be refreshments before and after. And during, I guess, too! :) And general chatting and mingling and looking at books the whole time.

So please come on out, get a signed book, support a fabulous independent children's bookstore, and help me celebrate the release of my first novel! I hope to see you there.

Friday, April 3, 2009

National Poetry Month, and other things

In case you were unaware: April is National Poetry Month! Gregory K. over at GottaBook is celebrating children's poetry with the first annual 30 poets/30 days event. Take a look today to see poems by my awesome writer friend Charles Ghigna (a.k.a. Father Goose)!

Also being celebrated today: author Kate Messner has declared it to be Say Something Nice Day. I think this is a lovely idea, and will happily participate. Here are just a few people I'm appreciating right now:
  • The administrators and parent volunteers at the Manhattan New School who kicked off a series of author visits yesterday so that every class in the school will get a chance to meet an author, ask questions, get signed books, etc. I had a great time visiting the first graders, who were excellent story-listeners and asked really good questions during our talk!
  • My agent and editor, who are both awesome beyond measure in every possible way and who do a wonderful good-cop/bad-cop routine and apply just the right amount of pressure regarding certain manuscripts and proposals THAT THEY WILL HAVE VERY VERY SOON I PROMISE!!!! (Thank you for not going ahead with the bad-cop/bad-cop approach...yet.)
  • The nice woman who works at my local laundromat who always has a smile for the customers and who makes the often-annoying task of doing laundry very much more pleasant. Little things like being friendly really make a big difference. I wish more people would remember that.
  • My friend Steph, whose birthday it is today, and who has been a wonderful and supportive and all-around fabulous friend since we first met freshman year of high school. Happy birthday, Steph!
  • A certain other person, whom I appreciate more than he probably knows, for lots and lots of reasons.

OK - Back to work with me.