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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Move Over School Year, Here Comes Summer!!

This time next week, I will be a free woman.

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.

So, Summer!!

Here are some things that I am working on:

STORYTELLING EVENT-  I will be at Carlton Oaks Elementary in Santee on June 18th for an afternoon of stories.  Can't wait!

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'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?



Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Yaaaay! Sounds like you've got a fantastic summer lined up. Love both of those pictures you posted, and, I expect the kids do ,too.
Those librarians should oughta drool over Trinket. Just sayin'.

Julie Dao said...

Trinket is BEAUTIFUL! I am so excited for this book. Your summer is looking bright and sunny and busy - the best kind!

Lydia Kang said...

My summer is not nearly as interesting as yours is! I'd love to go to ALA and Comic-con someday!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like it will be a great summer. Have fun!

Jemi Fraser said...

Comic Con sounds completely awesome! I'd love to go one day :)

We still have 3 weeks of school to go, but summer is sneaking up!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, you are going to be busy. Super cool on ALA and Comic-con.

I still have three more weeks before the kids are off school. There goes the writing time.