Monday, November 24, 2008

My Role as a YA Author

A little over a year ago, I received an anonymous comment concerning my role as a YA author. Well, it took a while, but I finally responded at A Crowe's Nest. Check it out and let me know what you think.


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Austin SCBWI Celebration of Books

Austin SCBWI is moving our monthly meetings to Bookpeople, and in order to celebrate, we're having a huge party on Thursday, November 13th from 6:30 to 9:00, featuring readings, panel discussions, door prizes, and refreshments.

Here's the schedule of events:

6:30 Social Time – Second Floor
Visit and enjoy refreshments

7:00 A Holiday Reading - Amphitheater
Join us in the amphitheater as author Philip Yates (in full pirate costume) reads from his latest book, A Pirates Night Before Christmas (Sterling, 2008)

7:15 Picture Book Panel Discussion – Amphitheater
Featuring: Greg Leitich Smith, Philip Yates, Don Tate, & Emma Virjan
Moderated by Brian Anderson

Middle Grade/Young Adult Panel Discussion – Second Floor by the Stairs
Featuring: Lila Guzman, Shana Burg, P.J. Hoover, Helen Hemphill, and Jo Whittemore
Moderated by Tim Crow

8:15 Young Adult Panel – Third Floor
Featuring: Jennifer Ziegler, Cynthia Leitich Smith, April Lurie, Brian Yansky, & Varian Johnson. Moderated by Julie Lake

Authors and Illustrators Scheduled to Appear
(Book Signing opportunities will occur during the social time and after each panel)

Cynthia Leitich Smith
Lila Guzman
Jane Ann Peddicord
Mark Mitchell
Greg Leitich Smith
April Lurie
Shana Burg
Frances Hill
P.J. “Tricia” Hoover
Helen Hemphill
Phyllis Peacock
Jennifer Ziegler
Christy Stallop
Julie Lake
Brian Yansky
Jessica Anderson
Varian Johnson
Philip Yates
Emma Virjan
Brian Anderson
Anne Bustard
Don Tate
Jerry Wermund
Jo Whittemore


Friday, November 07, 2008

Delacorte Dames and Dude(s)

I, along with four other Austin authors, were mentioned in Publishers Weekly's Children's Bookshelf this week! This just further proves that all Children's and YA authors should move to Austin!

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Thank you

Thank you, America, for doing what I never believed possible in my lifetime.

Thank you for believing in equality.

Thank you for believing in fairness.

Thank you, America, for believing in change.