I don't know what happened. One minute I was packing for a trip through the Panama Canal, and then my kids kept singing about building snowmen while I huddled on the couch and wrote a book, and then I binge-watched Agatha Christie movies, and then...I don't know. It's April. APRIL! I don't even.
I've got lots of things to talk about, and I'll try to be back later this week, but for now, let's hit the highlights:
WHERE I'LL BE:
Thursday, April 10th: Texas Library Association Annual Conference, San Antonio
I'll be part of the Young Adult Round Table Panel "Other Worlds" from 10-11:20am, as well as the Texas Tea Librarian Speed Dating event (I suspect you must be a librarian to participate). I'll also be signing copies of DISSONANCE at the Simon and Schuster Booth from 3-4pm, so please stop by! Odds are good I'll hug you.
Saturday, April 26: Chicago-North Spring Fling Conference Book Signing, Hoffman Estates, IL, 9:30-10:30 am
In truth, I'll be at the conference all weekend, participating on a panel with Mindee Arnett, Lori Lee, and agent extraordinaire Suzie Townsend -- as well as engaging in general shenanigans. BUT! The signing is open to the public, so stop by!
May 14-18: RT Booklovers Convention, New Orleans
I'll be around for most of the conference, but your best chance of finding me will be at the Teen Day Events on Saturday -- I'll be participating in Author Speed Dating, as well as the Giant Book Singing in YA Alley, and the Teen Day Party on Saturday night. Rumor has it that there will be a good-sized batch of DISSONANCE ARCs at the party, so make sure to sign up!
Speaking of ARCs...
'Tis true! There are ARCs of DISSONANCE.
I have very few copies, and many of them have already been earmarked for things I'll be telling you about soon. For now, your best bet is to contact Siena Koncsol at siena [dot] koncsol [at] simonandschuster [dot] com. You can also request an e-galley on Edelweiss; if you aren't already a member, you can join with this link.
Speaking of DISSONANCE...
It will be published a little sooner than previously announced: July 22nd, 2014! I'm excited about the change -- moving up the pub date means you get to read the book sooner, and it ALSO means my book shares a birthday with one of my favorite YA authors, the amazing Susan Dennard! STRANGE AND EVER AFTER will conclude her Something Strange And Deadly trilogy, and I'm over-the-moon excited to finish reading Eleanor's story.
That's it for today -- I'll be back later in the week with more updates and some exciting news!