Excerpt / TADN / SFWA Photo
Say hello to Julie!!!
I just posted chapter one of INTO THE WILD on my website. Hope you like it!
Also new on my website: I've updated my reviews page. In addition to the blurb from Tamora Pierce, it now includes some other opinions about the book.
Monday was this month's TADN (Teen Author Drinks Night). I know I've said this before, but one of the best things about being a writer is getting to meet other writers. This month's TADN had the largest turn-out of any that I've been to so far, and I got a chance to talk with a lot of awesome authors: Delia Sherman, Melina Marchetta, Sarah Mylnowski, Liz Braswell, Leslie Margolis, Nico Medina, Blake Nelson, Coe Booth, Bennett Madison, Robyn Schneider... And yes, for those of you who were wondering, there was vodka pizza, carried into the bar heroically by David Levithan. Very cool evening.
In other news, there is now photographic evidence that I was at the SFWA Mill 'n Swill last month. While looking through Ellen Datlow's pictures from the event, I found myself in the background of one of her photos -- way, way in the background, between Mary Turzillo and George Landis. If you squint your eyes, you might even see me. I'm the one smiling at the ceiling. Not sure why I was smiling at the ceiling. Perhaps the ceiling had just finished telling an amusing anecdote about the antics of the floor, the coat rack, and a potted plant... Or maybe I was just smiling at everything that night. Either way, there I am, goofy smile and all!