It’s great fun to have ALA Midwinter happening in our own back yard this year! I’m looking forward to seeing a number of publishing pals and kidlitosphere chums this weekend. I’ll be at the YA Blogger meetup on Friday night (details here), and on Saturday I’ll be at the HarperPerennial booth (#2016) with acclaimed author Mitali Perkins from 11:30-12:30, where we’ll be—as Mitali aptly put it—reverently signing our forewords for the beautiful reissues of Maud Hart Lovelace’s Emily of Deep Valley and Carney’s House Party/Winona’s Pony Cart.
If you’re attending the conference, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello!
While I’m at it, this is a good time to mention that I spilled a little bit of news on my Facebook author page yesterday. 🙂 I’m very happy to say that my early reader, Fox and Crow Are Not Friends, will be published by Random House in 2012. I’ve been bursting to tell for quite some time, but we had to wait until things were all official and tidy-like.
I also have a YA novel in the works—more on that in the weeks to come!