Sunday, August 15, 2010

Meet Me at the Fair

On Saturday, August 21st, I'm going to be at the 1st annual PAYA Festival. The purpose of the festival is to bring more YA books and authors to Pennsylvania. I'm all for that.

There will be 18 authors there for book signings, and I'm going to be one of them. There will also be workshops and prizes.

So, if you are anywhere near the West Chester, PA area on Saturday stop by - and by sure to say hi!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

An Interview and a Review

One of the members of the new blogging group "Young Adult Authors You've Never Heard Of" has interviewed me on her blog today. So go visit Janet over at The Eclectic Writer to see what I have to say about twirly mustaches (you'll just have to go on over there to see what I'm talking about.)

Also today there was a wonderfully sweet review of When Mike Kissed Emma at Novel Reaction. My favorite line: "I loved reading this book and never wanted to put it down." (Who wouldn't love a line like that!)

So that's what's happening with me and When Mike Kissed Emma around the internet today. Meanwhile back at the ranch, I'm hunkered down in front of the air conditioning because it is very hot and humid and not getting much done because my son is watching clips from The Muppet Show on the other computer and it's making it a little hard to concentrate. Hopefully we get some rain and a break in the humidity soon!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Five on a Monday

It's August. And it's Monday. And this means the summer is just flying by. It also brings home the point that I haven't been writing nearly as much as I should be. But there are reading/writing related things going on.

1) I'm reading a book recommended to me by my son.Brandon Sanderson's Alcatraz vs. The Evil Librarians. He considers it the best book in the entire universe and while I'm not sure I would give it that honor, it is a pretty fun book. And it makes the important point that the librarians control all the information out there. They are very powerful beings!

2) When I'm done reading Alcatraz I'll be reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I may be the last person in the country to read this book, but better late than never!

3) It's time to do some revising on various of my manuscripts. I need to get my head around what one particular story is really about. This may require some peace and quiet.

4) Peace and quiet are hard to come by these days. My daughter is at a theater camp from 9 to 4 for the next two weeks, leaving my son to wish to be entertained by me.

5) I will be at PAYA Festival on August 21st signing copies of When Mike Kissed Emma. Will I see you there?

Have a great week!