Thursday, February 21, 2013

L.A. Book Prize Finalist News & Mark Your Calendars!

St. Paul! I will be in you NEXT WEEK. Public Events are:
Avalon School on 2-27 10-12am Assembly
OR
Merriam Park Library on 2-27 at 6pm
 OR
Addendum Bookstore on 2-28 at 7:30 pm
Visit! Bring friends. Wear togas. It's all good.

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Arizona, I will be in you in two weeks. It will be my birthday week. You really should come and sing to me. I like when people sing to me. 
Changing Hands Bookstore 3-7 at 7pm
OR
The Tucson Festival of Books on 3-9-13 at the following times/places:

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


In other AWESOME news: ASK THE PASSENGERS is a 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist. So thrilled to see on that list with me two of my favorite books of 2012, both from Little, Brown, Matthew Quick's BOY 21 and Paolo Bacigalupi's THE DROWNED CITIES.

I am excited to get out to L.A. and see Margaret Atwood accept her award and maybe find her and tell her how much a story collection of hers broke my heart 20 years ago.

Now...back to planning my takeover of the whole world. It's coming. Get ready. There will be dancing and frizzy hair.

2 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

Congrats on Ask the Passengers as a finalist, Amy!

Kristen Pelfrey said...

I am composing a special interpretive dance that celebrates bats, ants, pagodas, pirates, airplanes, and She Who Has Magical Writing Pants. Oh, and corn.