Saturday, November 28, 2009

Why Jane Yolen Rocks / Where I Will Be

Why Jane Yolen Rocks:

If you have not been to Jane Yolen's online journal, well, you need to go.

Read it.

She is awesome because she is so honest. She writes of her process, her ups, her downs, and amazingly, she does not flinch when writing in regards to rejections.

(Seriously, who in their right mind would reject a book submitted by Jane Yolen???)

But I guess it does happen. She wrote a great poem about it on her blog.

Captures it all, don't you think?

I love you, Jane.

(Owl Moon is my favorite, in case you wanted to know.)

Where I'll Be:

Tuesday, December 1st- Barnes and Nobel, Oceanside. 4-9 p.m.

This is a fundraiser for my school, Jefferson Elementary, in Carlsbad. B and N will donate 20-25% of money spent back to the the form of books. How great is that? I will b e signing and doing storytimes at 5:30 and 7:30. If you are in San Diego's North County and feel like coming by, I'd love to meet you. (The photo on the top of the page was taken at last year's event.)

Saturday, December 5th- Del Mar Fairgrounds 2:00 p.m

I'll be at the Head to Toe Women's Expo doing a reading and signing (I think I'm supposed to entertain kids while their mom's do spa-like things?) I have yet to find out where I'll be when I get there...I think it is with the Every One A Reader booth/area, but I will post more when I know more.

If you are in the area and come to either event, introduce yourself. I'll even tell you the secret of how not to sign a book (I can't post it here...wayyyyy to embarassing).



Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I love Jane Yolen. And you are right, that poem rocks. I doubt anyone could say it better.
Yay for you and the readings. Wish I could get away. May a marvelous time be had by all!

Katie Anderson said...

I don't know Jane Yolen?! I must go meet her :-)


And congrats on the readings!!!

Katie Anderson said...

Okay wait. I DO know those dinosaur books and now feel like an idiot for not knowing Jane Yolen!


Hilary Wagner said...

Jane Yolen is awesome and so are you! Good luck with your signings! May your wrist happily ache from signing so many copies of your books!!!

xoxo -- Hilary

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I agree - who could EVER reject anything by Jane Yolen?! They must be mad. I love Owl Moon, too, and Encounter.

Clementine said...

My favorite writing tip of hers is "put your butt in the chair and do it." So simple yet so profound!

Dawn Simon said...

I love Jane Yolen. I heard her speak in NYC in 2007. One of my kids went through a big Commander Toad phase, and her book TAKE JOY is a great one for writers!

Good luck at your signings! I used to live in San Diego. Small world. :)

storyqueen said...

Tricia- I'm glad you liked the poem. Jane just tells it like it is.

Katie-You're not an idiot! (And I like her dinosaur books, too.)

Hilary-Thanks. I hope the signing goes well...last year I was their bestseller for the week (outselling Stephanie Meyer). That's what happens when you teach 500 kids and they all come.

Shannon-Seriously?? I mean, I can't understand it either!!

Amy-Butt in chair is quite necessary!

Dawn-Too bad you don't live in San Diego now....:(

Kelly H-Y said...

I love Jane Yolen ... and I am absolutely, positively STUNNED that she actually receives rejection letters! Thanks for the link!
Truly, though ... who could reject her?!?!
Still stunned!