Okay, that's not really what I meant. What I want to say is that school will be over *sigh* and I will have more control of my time. Of this, I am grateful, but I will miss my third graders so much. An impossibly inconceivable amount of missing! But time marches forth, and so must I.
Here are some things that I am working on:
|Yes, children of Santee, you can look forward to THIS.|
ALA-I will be at ALA for a couple of days, and at the Macmillan Dessert Party on Friday night. If you are a librarian who is attending the dessert thing, please come and say Hi. I will be the one tasting all desserts and pretending that I feel incredibly comfortable. Not that I'll be uncomfortable...it's just a little weird with a book coming out in the Fall. "Hi, I'm Shelley AND THIS IS MY BOOK!!!" feels a little strange. However, I DO really want this book to get into the hands of kids. THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET is such a magical story and I am very pleased with how it all came together. I DO want librarians to give it a try...I just don't want to be pushy. That being said, I will have a lot of mini-bookmarks to give away!
|She's a lovely girl, my Trinket.|
WEEKLY STORY TIMES- I will be doing weekly story times at the Barnes and Noble in Oceanside starting in July. Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Wear your pajamas. I might be in PJs as well. (If I can find some that look royal enough.) My puppets will be there, of course. I am so excited about this!
COMIC-CON- This is what happens, folks. When you write FANTASY (like stories with dragons, or selkies, or banshees, what have you,) you are considered an INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL and they give you a pass to attend. I've not ever been, so I am completely jazzed. I don't think I'll be there in any official capacity, but I'll have some bookmarks to give out anyway!
JR. AUTHORS PROGRAM--I'll be teaching for the Carlsbad Education Foundation again this summer, July 1-6. This is a one-week, three hours per day children's writing workshop. I think it will be my fourth year. Really looking forward to it.
As for getaways, I am still hopeful I can work something out with the college girls (my daughters) so we can have a family weekend away. But I've not figured that out yet. The entire Thomas fam is on different (conflicting) schedules so I am not sure if it will work out. Crossing my fingers!
What does your summer look like?