I’ve got a busy fall. In addition to writing a new story that I’m absolutely over the moon about, I have a bunch of appearances in the next few weeks. I will be talking about bookstore events and what makes them work. I bring a perspective of a writer who has traveled to about a dozen bookstores in the last year. I’m also a bookseller at the Annie Blooms in Portland.
I’ll be chatting with writers at the Oregon SCBWI PAL meeting at the Belmont library Saturday September 24th at 3pm. It’s a gathering for published writers and illustrators. I will also be at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Trade Show on the 30th of September. I’ll be part of a panel about making bookstore appearances work. The trade show is in Tacoma at the Hotel Murano. They have a full day of educational programing for writers, librarians, and booksellers.
And then on the 8th of October I’m so thrilled to be spending my day with the terrific teachers and librarians who come to the Oregon Council of Teachers of English conference at Wilsonville High School. I’ll be doing a workshop on using books across the curriculum with Deborah Hopkinson and one about New and Notable books for use in the classroom. I will also be on an author’s panel. Lots of good stuff. Hope to see you there!