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Where will I be on Thursday? On my way to Orlando for NCTE and ALAN which I'm super crazy excited about! It's my first time at either event and I'm trying not to be nervous as I go over my presentation. I think one of the things I'm most excited about is geeking out with fellow book lovers -- there's really nothing more fun than that!
If you're also headed to NCTE or ALAN, come say hi! Here's my schedule:
Friday @ 2:30 in the Coronado/Durango Room 2: Why "Ain't" and "Gotta" Gotta be in Todays' Books for Kids and Teens with Erin Dionne, Cheryl Herbsman, Cynthea Liu, Kurtis Scaletta and C. Lee McKenzie who just posted a fabulous blog about what the panel is about here. I'll be talking about how I created the language I use in my world and what considerations went into formulating the words my characters would use (Unconsecrated, Mudo, Breaker, etc) and how I hope that influences the reader experience.
Friday @ 5:00 I'll be autographing at the Random House Children's Booth in Coronado Veracruz Exhibit Hall, Booth #733.
Tuesday @ 1:55 in Coronado Ballroom H: ALAN Workshop: Finding Mystery in Strange Company with panelists Holly Black and Marlene Perez.