Monday, February 4, 2013

Huge Blog: Part two OMG Blogger is trying to kill me

That's what I looked like the first time it
ate my blog post.

Blogger ate my damn blog post twice.


This is what I looked like the second
time it ate my %$#*ing blog post.
So this blog, which now took me an hour to compile is now going to be very short. My apologies. It seems every time I try to put in my tour dates, my entire blog post disappears. So this time, I'm fooling it.

I'm putting my spring tour dates first. Remember, if you click over there ----> where it says Click Here for Tour Info, you can get additional links, etc.

St. Paul Public Library

Read Brave Events
St. Paul, MN

February 27th & 28th 2013

 Changing Hands Bookstore 

Tempe, AZ

March 7th, 2013


Tucson Festival of Books (It's my birthday festival, yo!)

March 9th, 2013

Festival Schedule, Saturday, March 9, 2013

  • 10:30-11:15 Teen and Author Meeting Place 
Lisa McMann and I will read aloud from one or two new books to a small group of teens and answer questions, etc. 

  • 1:00-2:00  Panel, Overwhelmed? Teens Facing Difficult Issues. 
With Tom Leveen and Erin Lange.  Followed by book signing in the room

  • 2:30-3:30  Meth, Death, and Trust:  Difficult Times/Difficult Choices.  
Panel with Jackie Woodson and Guadalupe Garcia McCall.  Featured session, followed by book signing in the outside booth

University of Pittsburgh Bradford

162 Swarts Hall

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

6:00 p.m.

Teen Author Festival


March 23 & 24, 2013

Deatils TBD

Coatesville Area Public Library

April 18, 2013



Texas Library Association Annual Conference

April 23-26 2013

Ft. Worth, TX

Ann Arbor District Library

343 South Fifth Avenue

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

May 11, 2013

Backspace Writer's Conference

Keynote Speaker
Friday, May 24th

May 24th & 25th 2013

Chestertown Book Festival

Chestertown, MD

Sept 20 & 21, 2013

Details TBD

Less Than Three < 3 conference
Spencer Road Library

Saint Peters, Missouri

October 19, 2013

AASL Conference

Hartford, CT

Nov 14-16, 2013

Details TBD

Other stuff I said before twice that I'll say again but in a shorter way this time:

You should check out this awesome interview. I am rarely asked about things outside of the young adult lit realm and this was a really great chat about landscape. Thank you to Tamara Smith over at Kissing the Earth. Click here to read it. Also: bonus pictures of baby me and badass me when younger. Also Irish farm pictures that make me homesick for it. 

Avalon Charter School

If you're on Facebook, you should pop over to the Avalon Charter School's page and check out their PSAs for ReadBrave. I am so proud to be part of this project. 

And hey! Look! They made the news!

Rock it, Avalon! Can't wait to see you all in a few weeks.

Cover reveal for Break These Rules

You may remember this sale announcement from last year:

Luke Reynolds, ed.'s BREAK THESE RULES, an anthology of first-person accounts from leading authors for teens (including Sara Zarr, Kathryn Erskine, A.S. King and Gary Schmidt, and many others), from which all royalties will be donated to the Children's Defense Fund...

Here's the fantastic cover.

Luke rocks. Totally.

Stuff I was supposed to remember to tell you:
  • Max Black, the book I've been working on, will get a new title soon, I think. I'm just warning you.
  • I read a stunning book this weekend. It was called Buzz Aldrin, What Happened to You in All the Confusion? Stunning. I'm telling you. Read it. 
  • You still have a chance to win all of my books by reading Everybody Sees the Ants and posting a twitter review on Twitter and tagging it #readbrave
  • I feel too paranoid to not hit PUBLISH soon. 
Soon, I will be back with a video answering a lot of questions from students. 
And soup recipes. 
Yes. Soup.


Shari Green said...

Third time's the charm with Blogger, apparently...but ugh!

Looking forward to BREAK THESE RULES--sounds awesome! (And great cover, too.)

Julia @ That Hapa Chick said...

I'm so bummed that I won't be able to see you at Changing Hands again this year! I've moved to California so I obviously won't be able to make it. Boohoo. :(

My mom and I loved getting to meet you the first time around. She still talks about how awesome you are and on top of that you have single handedly given her a new opinion on YA novels. Thanks to you she actually now believes some of them (like yours of course) have literary merit. YAY!!!!

Anyways, I'm glad Blogger didn't totally eat your post this time even if it did eat the last two. Stupid Blogger. :P

A.S. King said...

Thanks Shari!

Julia, you rock! Sad I won't see you at Changing Hands in March, but maybe I'll finally get myself out to CA one of these days.

Also, tell your mom she rocks. Adults with open minds about labels and literature make me smile. :)