For those of you that don’t know, I’ve got a new book out, and it seems to be doing pretty well. I also have quite a few author appearances scheduled, with more coming in every day. So while all of this makes for a very tired Mr. V, it also makes for a very happy Mr. V, as I love talking to both teens and adults about books and writing.
I was all set to write a little about my SCBWI talk yesterday, but Cynthia Leitich Smith at SpookyCyn seems to have already beaten me to the punch (Thanks, Cyn). For those of you that didn’t get a copy of the handout, email me and I’ll send you a copy. Books referenced in the talk include Millicent Min, Girl Genius (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2003) by Lisa Yee, An Abundance of Katherines (Dutton, 2006) by John Green, Hard Love (Simon and Schuster, 1999) by Ellen Wittlinger, and Tantalize (Candlewick, 2006) by Cynthia Leitich Smith.
In other news, things are still rolling at The Brown Bookshelf. We’ve had some great interviews so far—and we’re only 10 days into February. Be sure to stop by and check us out there!
Speaking of the Brown Bookshelf, team member Don Tate has some really good news: he just signed with a literary agent (um…my literary agent), and he just got his contract in for first book as a writer. Yay Don!
Also, I was pleasantly surprised to see Brown Bookshelf co-founder Paula Chase-Hyman’s books So Not The Drama (Dafina, 2007) and Don’t Get it Twisted (Dafina, 2007) FACE OUT in not one, but two local B&N’s.
Like I said before, I’ll be all over the place this month (see the website or see below), with more events coming in April and May. I plan to post a page on my website in a few months with more information concerning school, conference, and festival visits, but for now, just email me if you’re interested in booking me and have questions concerning fees or schedule.
Barnes & Noble – Round Rock, TX
La Frontera Village
2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700
Round Rock, TX 78681
Feb 21, 2008 at 7:00:
Book Signing and Discussion
Barnes & Noble – Florence, SC Magnolia Mall
2701 David Mcleod Blvd #1200
Florence, SC 29501
Feb 22-24, 2008:
South Carolina Book Festival
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Feb 29, 2008:
Gardner Betts Juvenile Detention Center
Apr 26, 2008:
Austin SCBWI Conference
The University of Texas Club
2108 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, Texas 78712