New friend and debut author, Jame Richards. I scored her ARC, THREE RIVERS RISING, A NOVEL OF THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD. Can’t wait to dive in! Well, you know what I mean…
Was so happy to reconnect with Alisa Libby
, author of BLOOD CONFESSIONS. If you ever wnat to know about writing historical fiction, she’s your girl! Amazing wealth of info. And fun to talk with, too!
Here I am at the Tweet/Greet with fab author, Ann Hayward Leal.
We met in a writers’ class a few months back and became instant friends! She’s a blast AND she wears Converse!!
Her debut novel, ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER is fantastic! Seriously.
I met Caldecott author/illustrator, Christopher Bing
, for the first time. It is rare to be so blown away by someone’s artwork! I spent my lunch money on his books! An excellent trade off!
Not only is his talent stunning, but you’ll rarley meet such a good guy. He writes a paragraph in his books when he signs them. A Paragraph!!! And he chats with people because he thinks (and he’s right!) it makes a better memory.
And…he loves the Red Sox. Need I say more?
So, after I get my YA done, I’ll be working my way through my ARCs! Here are the ones I am most excited about:
KYLE’S ISLAND by Sally Derby (Charlesbridge)
BAMBOO PEOPLE By Mitali Perkins (Charlesbridge)
THREE RIVERS RISING by Jame Richards (Knopf)
THE WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE by Kimberly Newton Fusco (Knopf)
THIS MEANS WAR by Ellen Wittlinger (S&S)
STAR IN THE FOREST by Laura Resau (Delacorte)
SPLIT by Swati Avasthi (Knopf)
HOW TO GROW UP AND RULE THE WORLD by Vordak the Incomprehensible (Egmont) (My 12 year old son already read this in one sitting. LOVES it!)
I will be posting reviews here as soon as humanly possible. SO excited!!!
THANKS to ALA for putting on such an incredible event. THANKS to my agent, Erin Murphy, for being SO awesome! THANKS to Mitali Perkins
who organized the Meet/Tweet event on Saturday night; this was a big high point of ALA for me! And THANKS to all of the authors and editors and publishers who…sigh…make such great books…