I have some appearances, talks, and signings this month. If you’re going to be in any of these same places, please stop by & say hello!
First stop, the Hudson Children’s Book Festival this Saturday from 10-4!
I’ll be signing copies of all of my books, including the newly released MARTY MCGUIRE chapter book and a special sneak-preview-release of my first picture book, SEA MONSTER’S FIRST DAY.
From Monday to Wednesday, I’ll be in Orlando for the International Reading Association Convention. Here’s my speaking/signing schedule:
Monday: 4-5 pm Signing MARTY MCGUIRE – Scholastic Booth #840
Tuesday: 9-10 am Stenhouse Publishers Booth #701 to sign bookplates for my first book for educators, REAL REVISION: AUTHORS’ STRATEGIES TO SHARE WITH STUDENT WRITERS.
I have to say…this book was just SO much fun to write. It’s about teaching the revision process using tested author strategies, and it includes revision stories, tips, and tricks from more than three dozen of my favorite authors. (In all honestly, I learned so much doing interviews for this book; I’m hoping it’ll be a great resource for writers as well as teachers!) REAL REVISION is due out at the end of May, and Stenhouse is offering both signed book plates and a 20% discount for conference pre-orders.
Tuesday: 11 – 12 Engaging Readers K-5 Author Panel with Gail Carson Levine, Ethan Long, Laurie Friedman, and Kristin Venuti Clark. Room W312
Tuesday: 12-15-1:15 Signing SEA MONSTER’S FIRST DAY – Chronicle Books Booth #815
Tuesday: 2-3 Signing SUGAR AND ICE at Walker/Bloomsbury Booth #1127
Tuesday: 3-4 Signing at Anderson’s Bookstore Booth
Wednesday: 9-11:45 am – Author Workshop: Get Plugged into Reading! Innovative Web 2.0 Strategies You Can Use to Connect Readers to Literature Online with Lindsey Leavitt, Cynthea Liu, and Gbemi Rhuday-Perkovich. Convention Center – West Building, Room 206B.
(I’m excited about this one… it’ll include a LIVE Skype author visit with third graders at librarian John Schu’s school in Naperville, Illinois. If you love kids’ books and you don’t know Mr. Schu, you’re missing out. He’s @MrSchuReads on Twitter, and he’s a great promoter of reading not only for his own students but online, too. Mr. Schu was just named one of Library Journal’s “Movers & Shakers” and was on the cover of this month’s SLJ.
Go, Mr. Schu!
After the technology & literacy workshop, it’s off to an afternoon school visit, on to the airport…and then home to finish up the school year…and think about summer events!