Where to find me at #IRA2013

I’m at the International Reading Association Convention in San Antonio this weekend, which is a lovely, lovely place to be. I’m looking forward to lots of book talk with teacher-librarian-reader friends, and I hope if you’re here, too, you’ll try to catch up with me. Here’s where I’ll be…


10:30-11:00 Signing EYE OF THE STORM and ARCs of WAKE UP MISSING at Walker/Bloomsbury – Booth 2830

11:00-12:00 Signing HIDE AND SEEK at Scholastic – Booth 2491

1:00-2:00 Signing CAPTURE THE FLAG at Follett – Booth 1527

3:00   WORKSHOP: Mystery Reading and Writing: I’ll be presenting with fellow mystery author April Henry, along with Deanna Day, Lettie Albright, and Janelle Mathis – talking about the value of reading (and writing!) mysteries with kids. Come ready to do some sleuthing!

Evening: Scholastic Book Clubs Dinner


9:00-11:45  SYMPOSIUM: Making a Difference: Presenting Authors Whose Nonfiction Books and Biographies Inform, Engage, and Inspire Students for a Lifetime of Reading and Learning.  (But wait….I haven’t published any nonfiction books yet…how could this be?  Actually, I’m the session’s fiction representative and will be talking about how research is also essential in fiction, when it comes to authentic settings, characters, and plots. I promise to share lots of fun stories behind the stories of my books and upcoming books!)  The nonfiction folks on this panel are Georgia Bragg, Andrea Pinkney, Steve Sheinkin, and Mike Wolfe, and it’s facilitated by Donna Knoell.

12:00-1:00   Signing SEA MONTER’S FIRST DAY and my Fall ’13 release, SEA MONSTER AND THE BOSSY FISH at Chronicle – Booth 1326

If you’re around any of these times, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello!