For the first time ever, I am attending an ALA Conference as an author, not an editor. It makes me feel five kinds of special.
Simon Pulse is graciously sending me to attend the Stonewall Award banquet, where I’m looking forward to (hopefully) meeting fellow honorees Lili Wilkinson (PINK), Ilike Merey (a+3 4ever), Paul Yee (MONEY BOY), and Stonewall winner Bil Wright, whose fabulous PUTTING MAKEUP ON THE FAT BOY also won this year’s Lambda Literary award for YA literature.
For anyone interested in saying ‘hi,’ my conference schedule is below. And please do say ‘hi.’ I have this nightmare that I do the signing and no one comes. Having once been an events coordinator at a bookstore, I know this sometimes happens. But I can’t help but feel it’s far worse when it happens at a conference with thousands of attendees walking around. So, yes, please, for the love of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, please say ‘hi.’
Sunday, June 24
8:30 – 10:00 AM (Ticketed event)
YALSA’s Young Adult Author Coffee Klatch
2:30 – 3:30 PM
Signing in Simon & Schuster Booth #2600-2601
Monday, June 25
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Ticketed event)
GLBTRT Stonewall Book Award Celebration w/ Signing from 1 – 2 PM