Welcome to new diva Liz Gallagher, author of THE OPPOSITE OF INVISIBLE! Liz has been helping us out for months with Seattle events, and now it's official. She'll not only continue to set up events for readergirlz and YA friends in Seattle, but she'll head up a team to do it in key cities all over the country!
Then there's my trip to Boston for ALA Midwinter this year to team up with Loriene Roy of If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything to talk with librarians and other kidlit folks about this year's Operation Teen Book Drop, getting 10,000 books into the hands of Native American teens! (Plus I'll have a bagful of TELL ME A SECRET swag, and I hear there will be advance copies!)
I am flying in just in time for the YALSA meet-and-greet, will talk with groups about TBD, and join other kidlitters at the YA/Kidlit Chat Meetup on Saturday. Then I'll be there to hear the Youth Media Awards announcements on Monday morning - the Printz! The Newbery! I still remember the year Midwinter came to Seattle and our friend Kirby Larson took home a Newbery Honor (so proud!).
Our featured author this month is E. Lockhart, author of strong and clever girls, and we have a special chat tomorrow with our first Author-in-Residence, Beth Kephart:
See you at the readergirlz forum!