Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Norwood School Visit

Thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law Rhonda who introduced me to the most amazing head librarian, Ms. Spring, I was fortunate enough to present at the beautiful Norwood School in Potomac, MD. This is my niece and nephew's alma mater and it is no wonder they turned out as wonderful as they did because Norwood is simply a remarkable school!

Look at this amazing building and campus! And apparently the kids made up these beautiful posters for the book fair!

 I'm sharing poster space with Jack Gantos! How cool is that?!!

Also, one of the most impressive parts of being at Norwood is the amazing art that the students and the art teachers create. The above project is in their library - a tinfoil castle. I must say, I am jealous of the kids who got to make this.

Not only were the kids amazing and the teachers incredibly supportive, but Ms. Spring, the wonderful head librarian took such good care of me! She gave me this lovely gift bag filled with goodies and also had me come back for a delicious lunch the next day (I'm seriously not kidding about the delicious lunch - this is NOT your typical school lunch!!) for a book signing at the book fair! I'm happy to say PROPHECY sold out!

I had an amazing time at Norwood! The students were a joy to present to and had great questions and were fun to interact with. But most of all, it was just amazing to meet and hang out with some great librarians and some awesome Norwood teachers.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gif of Prophecy and the Gaithersburg Book Festival!

So I made a gif of my own book trailer! it came out pretty well, if I say so myself!! You can check it out on My tumblr here!

I'll also be at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 18th, 2013, from 10 to 6. I will be a featured author along with my friend Jessica Spotswood! I'll update the blog with my time slot as we get closer to the date. But if you are in the area, I hope you can make it!

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual celebration of great books and great writing that is fast becoming one of the nation’s top literary events. More than 100 featured best-selling and award-winning authors – including Walter Dean Myers, Kitty Kelley, Phillip Margolin, Jon Scieszka, Mark Shriver, Maggie Stiefvater, Evan Thomas, original MTV VJs Nina Blackwood and Mark Goodman, and more – will participate in panel discussions and book signings. Other activities include a spotlight on local authors, interactive writing workshops, a Children’s Village, presentations by poets and singer/songwriters, announcement of short story contest winners, exhibitors with literary wares, and on-site sales of new and used books. Admission, parking and handicap-accessible shuttle buses are FREE.


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