Hello Friends, Family, Fans, and anyone who may have landed here by mistake.... My last post was back in MAY! Crikey - who hit the fast forward button?! I can't believe summer is coming to an end. Unlike some parents who can't wait to send their kids back to school, I dread the thought. It makes me sad. And it makes me angry when Target puts out their school supplies around the 4th of July. That's just cruel. There should be a law against it. Just like they shouldn't be allowed to put out Christmas merchandise before Halloween. Okay, enough of the cranky, old lady talk....I didn't come here to complain. I came here to tell you I will be at The Book Beat's 30th Anniversary Party on Sunday, August 19th, from 12:30-2:30 PM. There will be live music, prizes, and a taco truck. Tacos and books, people! The celebration will also include lots of great authors and illustrations. Visit The Book Beat's website for full details. http://www.thebookbeat.com/shop/index.php The Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield, in Oak Park, Michigan. I hope to see you there! If not, enjoy the rest of your summer. *sob*
The CRAFTY CHLOE book tour is winding down, but there are still two big events coming up that I'm really excited about. Illustrator, Heather Ross, and I will be reading CRAFTY CHLOE at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the Target Stage - Saturday, April 21st at 4:25 PM. We will be autographing copies of the book following our performance.
On Sunday, April 22nd we will return to the festival to sign books @ 11:00 AM at the Once Upon A Time booth (#774).
The festival is a free, public event held on the campus of USC. For more information about the festival, click HERE.
The Children's Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages.
Launched in 2008 by the Children's Book Council and Every Child A Reader (The CBC Foundation), The Children’s Choice Book Awards program was created to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading.
I had a great time meeting lots of adorable, creative Crafty Chloes at Pooh's Corner in Grand Rapids on Saturday. Here are a few pictures from the event...Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see a list of other upcoming appearances this spring.
I had a fantastic time at the American Library Association conference in Dallas last weekend! Here are a few pictures from the Simon & Schuster luncheon.
AND... Librarians and booksellers take note!
Enter here for your chance to win a Crafty Chloe Event Kit, which includes a poster with reproducible activities and 25 sets of Crafty Chloe crayons for use at an in-store Storytime event –perfect for celebrating National Craft Month, in March!
I will be in Dallas, Texas next weekend at the American Library Association conference talking about Chloe at a special spring preview luncheon. Following the presentation, I will be signing the very first copies of the book at the Simon & Schuster booth. Can't wait!