Archive for the ‘School Visits’ Category

Writing is Terrifying and Takes a Lot of Time

I have learned recently that, contrary to what I previously believed, my mom is NOT the only reader of my blog. So, hello, other readers! I’m sorry. I’ve been a bit… absent. Because writing is hard, and terrifying, and takes … Continue reading

Oklahoma Loveliness, and Texas Festival Fun!

I just got back from an amazing week in Oklahoma! I signed hundreds of books, met hundreds of librarians and thousands of readers, and had as much fun as an author can have, thanks to Permabound Books, Best of Books … Continue reading

Oklahoma? More Than OK!

I’m a native Texan, but my mom and grandma were both born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. So I think it’s pretty cool that my first out-of-state conference* next week will be to the Oklahoma Technology Association’s Encyclo-Media conference. I guess I’m … Continue reading

Hey, You! Wanna Skype? (Penguin Authors Who Skype)

A quick post today about the coolest new development in my plan for World Middle Grade Author Domination! As of today, I am an official “Penguin Author Who Skypes” and if you have a class or book club that has … Continue reading

Exciting Events: Signing, Reading, Prize-Giving at Boulder Bookstore

Hello, friends! I’m here with the FINAL Exciting Events blog post for the week – not last because I’m done with Exciting Things, but because my editor sent my Exciting Pass Pages and I have to triple-check them for Exciting/Heart-Attack … Continue reading

Exciting Events: Free Writing Workshop at Beehive Books in Santa Fe

Hello again! Obviously, I have a ton going on these days. And a lot of it is out of town fun! One of my favorite things to do is to work with kids in small-group writing workshops, and I am … Continue reading

Exciting Events: Bookworks Launch Party in Albuquerque with Kimberley Griffiths Little!

Oh my goodness. This one is for anyone who lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico, or who knows anyone living near there. Or who feels like driving/flying/hang gliding there for an awesome event. 🙂 On Saturday, August 2, at 10:30 am, … Continue reading

Exciting Events: Westbank Library Writing Workshop

Hi, Friends! I’m back from my super exciting vacation, and I’ll be checking in EVERY SINGLE DAY this week to tell you about some cool upcoming events where you meet a REAL LIVE AUTHOR (me) and learn valuable skills! Eat … Continue reading

Avalanche of Awesomeness/Windstorm of Woe

Hello! I’ve missed posting here for a while, so please forgive all the catching up I’ll have to do today! At first, I was absent for good/great reasons… A trip to Paris with my niece! School visits! Library visits! End … Continue reading

So Much Awesomeness: Galindo Elementary Style

Oh. My. Goodness. I just had one of the most amazing school author visits in the history of school, authors, or visits. I was invited last year to come to Galindo Elementary in Austin, by the amazing uber-librarian, Diane Collier. … Continue reading