Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It Gets Better and ALA

Later this week, I'm heading to New Orleans for the American Library Association's huge annual conference. I'm a Cajun food nut, so I plan on spending a whole lot of my free time sampling fried green tomatoes, blackened chicken, cornbread, and beignets all over town.

Of course, I'm not going there just for the food (in case anyone associated with my publisher is reading). I'm also going on a ghost tour!

And I'm also going to meet a whole bunch of very cool librarians from around the country to talk about, and sign copies of, my books. In fact, that is what I'm most excited about. But before I list my signing schedule, I want to share a video with you.

A few weeks ago, Phil Bildner asked if I would contribute a short clip for a group author/illustrator video he was putting together. The It Gets Better Project is one of the most beautiful uses of the internet, providing desperately needed hope and understanding to so many teens and adults. I am honored to be included in this video.

If you're attending ALA, here are my two autographing times:

autographing Thirteen Reasons Why
booth #1150

autographing The Future of Us with Carolyn Mackler
booth #1415/1416

If you're not a librarian, yet you happen to be in New Orleans, you can find me here:

autographing Thirteen Reasons Why
Octavia Books
with Ingrid Law & Maureen Johnson


Steph said...

Beignet Cafe > Cafe du Monde. Oh yeah, I went there. ;)

m. christine weber said...

Sounds like an awesome (and delicious) trip! Have fun!

And that was a cool addition you gave to the It Gets Better vid. Very nice :-).

Claire Dawn said...

Wow! That vid. Tears. Writers are awesome. Teens ROCK!