Wednesday? Seriously?

Hi everyone,

This morning I’ll go read for a while to 1st grade students at David Harrison Elementary School. I haven’t been out since school started this year so I’m excited about seeing the kids and wonderful faculty.

This afternoon is a zoom meeting with LAURA ROBB and JANAY BROWN-WOOD to go over what we’ll each present during our event at NCTE Sunday morning. Hope to get a few hours of work done between the two activities.

NCTE schedule

Hi everyone,

I’m pulling together my schedule in Anaheim for the NCTE conference later this month. We’ll arrive on Friday the 18th and leave on the 20th. Three of my publishers are having happy hour or receptions that fall back to back the first evening. I hope our arrival is on time!

On Saturday I sign at two booths — Astro and Scholastic — have lunch with the editor I’m working with on a book currently, and meet with friends. MARY JO FRESCH and I will be together at the Scholastic booth. It will be great to see her again.

On Sunday, I present with LAURA ROBB and LANAY BROWN-WOOD and that afternoon we’ll fly home.

Every conference is different and I’m sure this one will be too. It’s the first in-person conference I’ve attended since the Pandemic. I’m looking forward to it.