Wednesday, November 30, 2011

booking through bookfairs

Finally catching up with things! I'm hoping to start regularly posting about current topics but here's one more about last month's events.

My last two events were book fairs. One of the fun thing about book fairs is that I get to see and meet other authors. At the Ct Book Fair I saw/met these delightful people:

Allison Paul, me, Susannah Richards, Salley Mavor and Matt Tavares
And I spoke to a room full of  people and signed books for a lot of them, including the lovely ladies of the blog  The Secret  DMS Files of Fairday Morrow who just wrote this nice review of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.

Then a couple days later I headed of to the Miami BookFair where I snuck into the  children's book authors Boy's Club:
Jonathan Auxier, Gene Luen Yang, Dan Santat, me and Matt Phelan
At this point, even though I was trying to keep the surprise under wraps so we could tell the family at Thanksgiving, I felt like I was starting to show. So I let the secret out  (also, it was hard to explain why I couldn't eat sushi)  and Dan dubbed the baby as "Tex Lin." What do you think? Nice ring to it?

At the Miami BookFair, I spoke to a group of 700 kids, each of them receiving a copy of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon!

Many students had already read it. One girl brought in her book project on it:
Isn't it GREAT?

It was a super fun time...but onward I go! For my last event of this year, I'll be in Central Ohio to celebrate the release of the 2012 Red Threads Calendar! Come and get a calendar and some books signed for holiday gifts!* Hope to see you!

*Don't forget, you can order personalized autographed books from Porter Square Books (617-491-2220)