In my mail when we returned was an advance copy of A PLACE TO START A FAMILY, coming out in January from Charlesbridge. I’ve shown you the cover before but here it is again.
Amazon seems to be taking advance orders now so I propose this: If you order a copy, you’ll be qualified to post a review/comment once the book comes out. I’ll wait for 30 days after the official pub date and draw a name from those who post a review, good or bad. I’ll send the one I draw from a hat an autographed book that can be a gift for someone else.
I’ve never tried this before but let’s see how it goes. Enough comments might help sell the book but the pool of names may still be small enough that chances of winning the extra book could be good.
Been to Greece and have pictures to prove it: Athens from atop the Acropolis. More to come. Trust me.
The trip going took nineteen hours. Coming home, Air France delayed us at our Paris connection so we missed our Atlanta connection and got to enjoy an additional five hour layover in Atlanta. Finally got home and to bed last night after being up for thirty hours.
Glad we went, glad to be home. Lots to talk about — soon.
Seems it’s time again. I’m going to be out of pocket for a while. A bit of goo foffing is a good thing now and then.
Sandy Asher would like for you know about an event coming up that might be of interest to you. Here’s the scoop. https://epa.scbwi.org/events/poetry-day-in-lancaster-pa . I know Sandy (and who doesn’t) so we know this will be a great event or she wouldn’t be involved in it. If you have questions, contact Lindsay Bandy firstname.lastname@example.org
On other matters, my schedule is now in place for NCTE this fall in St. Louis. On Friday, November 17, Mary Jo Fresch and I will make a one hour fifteen minute presentation about how to prepare students to research their subject before writing about it. Immediately following, we’ll sign our new Scholastic book, which will be out just in time for the conference, 7 KEYS TO RESEARCH FOR WRITING SUCCESS. Here’s a look at the cover.
On Saturday I’ll sign copies of NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T at the Charlesbridge booth from 11:00 – 12:00 then go to the Authors’ Luncheon from 12:30 – 2:15. I’m not speaking at that event but I’ll be at a sponsored table (Thanks Charlesbridge!) with free books for ticketed guests who join me for lunch. NOW YOU SEE THEM is one of NCTE’s picks this year for Notable Books of Poetry for Children. My next title with Charlesbridge, A PLACE TO START A FAMILY, won’t be out yet but promotional pieces will be available. The pub date is January 6.