Random collection of awesome

Thanks to everyone who came to the booksigning on Saturday! I had a great time seeing folks. Y’all rock.

(Less awesome– You guys didn’t eat nearly enough candy, and I had to take it home with me. There is significantly less of it now than there was on Saturday night.)

The visit to Bowie High School (Sadly, not named after David Bowie, Tez, though I agree that would be awesome.) went quite well. I’m sort of bummed I didn’t get to do my Powerpoint presentation, but we had technical difficulties. (Though happily, this completely justifies my buying a portable projector of my own.) Thanks to Bowie H.S. and its teachers and librarian Ms. Hoppe for being such great hosts.

I just realized I’m headed to Seattle in less than three weeks. I’m there for NorWesCon, which looks to be a fun time. I’ve never been to the Pacific Northwest so I’m very excited. I hope I get time to see some of the city, and meet up with some of my online friends from there. (The flip side of that is, I must get with the program as far setting that up goes!)

And here’s something cool:

A Family Affair: Online Chat & Book Giveaway with YA Authors Lauren Baratz-Logsted & Greg Logsted

On Thursday, March 19th at 9pm ET, The Knight Agency is hosting authors Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Greg Logsted in our chat room. This amazing husband and wife team joined forces with their 8 year old daughter, Jackie, to co-author THE SISTERS EIGHT, which follows the adventures of 8 year old octuplets as they search for their lost parents and along the way discover that they each possess a magical talent.

Lauren is an accomplished author with more than a dozen books for both teens and adults under her belt. Her YA books include ME, IN BETWEEN, SECRETS OF MY SUBURBAN LIFE and the upcoming CRAZY BEAUTIFUL (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September 2009), a modern re-telling of Beauty & The Beast starring a boy with hooks for hands who meets the girl of his dreams on the first day of school. Greg recently released his debut YA novel SOMETHING HAPPENED (Simon & Schuster, November 2008) and his sophmore effort ALIBI JUNIOR HIGH (Simon & Schuster) will be released this June.

This amazing family of writers has a lot of advice to share about writing for the YA audience. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to pick their brains on topics such as the latest trends in the market or how to promote books to teens!

During the chat, we will give away a copy of ANNIE’S ADVENTURES, signed by all three authors, as well as an autographed copy of Greg Logsted’s SOMETHING HAPPENED!

To learn more these authors, you can visit their websites: http://www.LaurenBaratzLogsted.com and http://www.GregLogsted.com.

Happy Spring Break everyone! Stay safe, and watch out for those Chupacabras.