Friday, June 16, 2017

Catching you up through pictures and very short sentences.


I went to Australia. It was freaking amazing. I have pictures.
But first, the basic gist was: I took part in the Reading Matters conference in Melbourne and then went on a regional tour in South Australia. Then my Australian publisher, Text, took me on a little tour and I got to see Sydney and more of Melbourne and talked on some radio shows and all together it was a completely awesome trip.
And the flights weren't as bad as I thought they might be.
And I really want to go back.
Like, now.
Anyway. Pictures.

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Melbourne from my penthouse suite. 

Danielle Binks is THE BEST EVER.








How long can you blame your spaciness on jet lag? I'm hoping it's two weeks, at least.

I am back inside the book. I am almost done. It's going to be a long one.

Today I found a link to this on Twitter.
It made me cry.
What an educator.
I mean--WHAT AN EDUCATOR. And what a program.
Which is lovely because it's an amazing educator who inspired Ms. G, the educator in the book.
Dear Book Crush readers: Thank you for telling me your stories.

Oh. And news.

The Dust of 100 Dogs is being rereleased this autumn. 
Click on that link to see the new amazing cover.

I'll leave you with this:


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Places you can see me from now until September.

I'm still inside my book.
It's a very challenging book.
It has to do with potatoes and blenders and the meaning of life.

This is what it looks like inside of a book. (Also, if you haven't been to the AVAM in Baltimore, do it!)


I will be places over the next few months.
Come see me and we can talk about your favorite way to eat potatoes.
Or books. (Recent great books I read: The Bricks That Built the Houses by Kate Tempest, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Reading now: Landscape with Invisible Hand by MT Anderson.)
Anyway.
I PROMISED YOU TOUR DATES.


April 20, 21, 2017
TLA (TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE)
San Antonio, TX

April 22-23, 2017
LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK FESTIVAL

May 2, 2017 @ 6:30pm
MULTNOMAH COUNTY LIBRARY, PORTLAND, OR

May 20, 2017
ROCHESTER TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL

June 1-10, 2017
AUSTRALIA EVENTS...MORE INFO TO COME. 
Reading Matters Conference, Melbourne.
Public events 6/9 & 6/10: Melbourne, Sydney, I will be in you. 

September 2-3, 2017
NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL/Local Events
Washington D.C. 

I'll be writing or painting or gardening or swimming or being at the beach (or really mostly writing) in the gaps. If you need me, you'll know where to find me.




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I know it's been too long.

I know I have two or three Writer's Middle Finger posts to share.

I know I have tour dates (AUSTRALIA!) to post.

But I am inside a book. A very complicated book. And so, I have been very very absent.

But here I am, alive. I post this picture as proof. I'll be back soon.