Hey folks! I’m headed to Northern Virginia and Maryland at the end of April/beginning of May. Here’s where I’ll be:
Thursday, April 30th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Carnival and Potluck for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community
Newton-Lee Elementary School in Ashburn, VA
I’ll be giving a short talk about my experiences and will be sharing a table with other presenters. I’ll also be meeting and talking to students and parents informally.
Friday, May 1st from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School in Leesburg, VA
Saturday, May 2nd at 2:00 pm
Ashburn Public Library (part of the Loudoun County Public Library system) in Ashburn, VA
Sunday, May 3rd at 3:00 pm
GreenRow Books in Ellicott City, MD
Famous person alert: You might see Emma from the book there!
Monday, May 4th at 6:00 pm
Children’s Choice Book Award gala and dinner reception in NYC
(Betcha didn’t know that NYC is a suburb of Northern Virginia!)
I’m a nominee for a Children’s Book Council’s Children’s Choice Award. (Abd huge congrats to all the other nominees, too.) This award, according to the CBC’s website, is
the only national book awards program where the winners are selected by kids and teens of all ages.
And FYI, the site also says
voting for the 2015 winners will run through Sunday, May 3 at ccbookawards.com.
I’m in the Debut Author category. (Don’t tell anybody, but I’ve been around for a while, ha ha! I think they mean debut as a graphic novelist. Well, I hope that’s what they mean…otherwise, ruh-roh).
Anyway, will I be the CLEANEST nominee at this gala/reception? Highly doubtful.
Tuesday, May 5th, late at night
HOME (also a major motion picture based on the book The True Meaning of Smekday by Mister Cool himself, Adam Rex! The first time I met Adam, we were at a large funky hotel in Florida doing this Moveable Feast event/thingamajig. I was promoting my Sock Monkey books, and he was promoting Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich. (It was about 9 years ago.) Adam was so nice to me. I just kept looking at his book and thinking, THAT guy’s gonna be a superstar. I mean, those illustrations! Swoon. I’m so thrilled about all his success. He totally deserves it.)
Here’s a picture of me with Adam Rex, way back then:
Hope to see you in one of these places in the near future!