Here’s the word: departure.
As in I have an 8:45 am departure from SeaTac tomorrow for the NCTE conference in Orlando where I will get to lunch with the charming Gennifer Choldenko and sip coffee with the talented Barbara O’Connor AND I will get to share the stage with Lois Lowry. Be still my heart!!!
If you happen to be in Orlando, Florida at Disneyworld, I mean the NCTE conference, please pop in and say hello! You’ll find me signing books on Friday, November 19 at the Random House booth from 2-3 (booth 733); then at the Bloomsbury booth from 3-4 (booth 813); and then at the Scholastic booth from 4-5 (booth 315). The presentation with Lois Lowry will take place earlier that same day, from 9:30-10:45. I hope I don’t faint from nervousness.
On Saturday, I’m signing at Anderson’s Bookshops (booth 235) from 10-11 and then I’ll be reading at the Scholastic Literary Brunch on Sunday November 21 (I’ve got to trim the excerpt I’m reading to 4 minutes– yikes!) along Lisa Yee, Derrick Barnes, Judy Blundell, Pam Munoz Ryan and, of course, the amazing Lois Lowry. After that, I will not need an airplane to get home.