|Sure, VOYA reviewer. More to come.|
I promise. Thanks!
Here's one thing I can tell you. We got news of Reality Boy's FOURTH STARRED REVIEW today. It will appear in December's VOYA magazine and here's a snippet:
"King’s writing is...better than ever—not one unneeded word slows the reader in racing through this intense and incredibly fresh plot. Kudos, Ms. King. More please."--VOYA
INDIE NEXT LIST TOP TEN NEWS
I'm pretty sure that subheading says it all. Thrilled to be in the Top Ten!
TAYSHAS LIST NEWS
I know it's hard to keep up with what things like this mean, but trust me when I tell you it's good news. The Texas Tayshas list came out this week and both Ask the Passengers AND Reality Boy made the TOP TEN. That's pretty freakin' awesome and a huge thank you to the groovy Texas librarians. All of them.
The link it here to the list--some mighty fine books on there.
BONUS PICTURE FROM AASL
I didn't plan on recapping either conference until I was done with both, but here's a picture of Me, Jarrett Krosoczka, and Laurel Snyder after our early-morning panel about Skyping into classrooms.
|I'm starting to realize that every time I take a selfie, my right arm|
looks hulkish. SOON AMY TALK LIKE THIS.
In case you're going to NCTE/ALAN and didn't catch my schedule last time around, here it is again!
Here is my NCTE Schedule for Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Signing Reality Boy and other titles in LBYR Booth #803 & 805
1:15 – 2:30 PM Speaking on No One Cares What You Think or Feel: Talking Back to the Common Core Standards [Sheraton – Independence Ballroom East, Second Floor]
The unchallenged assertion that “no one cares what you think or feel” in real-world literacy underscores both the standards' key message and method of their development/dissemination. This Conversation invites participants to “talk back” to the CCSS. All will have opportunity to write, draw, or film their personal responses.
SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Kim McCollum-Clark, Millersville University, chair; Paul Hankins, Floyds Knobs, IN; Teri Lesesne Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX; Mark Letcher, Purdue University-Calumet, Hammond, IN; Cindy Minnich, Upper Dauphin Area High School, Elizabethville, PA; A.S. King, Author
3:00 – 4:00 PM Signing Losing It in Lerner Booth #822
6:00 - 8:00 PM Cary Library Event with Malindo Lo and Karen Healey
Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MA
And on Monday, I will be speaking on the Walden Award panel from 4:10-5:00pm
Until then, I am organizing things like finishing copy edits for Glory O'Brien's History of the Future. Woot. Also, I may have seen that cover. So...add that to my pile of secrets. Sorry. Again.
I am also finally sending change of address cards. That only took me five months.
I know. The excitement here is exhausting.
Until then, here's me in my lab coat.