ALA Midwinter & Some Book News

January 6, 2011 @ 7:32 am | Filed under: Author stuff, Betsy-Tacy, Events

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!

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6 Responses | | Comments Feed

  1. Congrats! I have an early reader living at my house and can’t wait to buy your book for her!

  2. Hooray, hooray, hooray! Congratulations.

  3. How exciting! Congratulations. What a lovely accomplishment 🙂

  4. Congratulations, Melissa! Can’t wait to hear more. Hope to see you at ALA this weekend.


  5. SUCH good news! Congratulations! Wish I were able to celebrate in person at MW! Have fun!

  6. Hi Melissa..
    I just discovered your blog via a re-tweet and I can’t believe I’ve not found it before! I wondered why your name was familiar and then did a little investigating to see that you’re an author of the Laura Ingalls Wilder family books. Now it all makes sense! My maiden name is Wilder and my mother is doing some work to see if we’re related since my father’s family comes from New York and South Dakota. As children, my sisters and I were convinced we were related, so that would be a dream come true. Anyway, I have many, many books about the family, including yours. Thank you for continuing the stories and bringing Laura’s heritage to light. And as I read your blog, thank you for the wonderful book reviews and information. I have a bit of a problem with being a book hog, so I look forward to adding more of yours to my collection. Thank you.