Monday, February 28, 2011

A New Love and a Book Festival

We've added a new addition to our family and we didn't have to wait nine months to meet her. Here'sssss Luna!

Isn't she just ... so darn cute? She's part Lhasa Apso and part Poodle= a Lhasa Poo. And, she's just two pounds! I think Noodle, our Yorkie, is like, "Yeah, yeah, she's cute and all but when is she leaving?" And Daisy, our grumpy cat, is saying "Excuse me, but I just know you don't think she's staying here!"
On the book side, I'm participating in the 2011 Teen Author Festival along with some mighty-fine author's! Hope to see you there. Here's the line up:


Monday, March 14 (Chatham Square Branch of the NYPL, 33 E Broadway., 6-8):

Finding Voice, Giving Voice: Speaking Up for Characters

Authors:

Cathleen Bell

Jen Calonita

Cecil Castellucci

Brent Crawford

Elizabeth Eulberg

Brian James

Kekla Magoon

Melina Marchetta

Marie Rutkoski



Moderator: David Levithan


Tuesday, March 15 (B&N Union Square, 7-8:30):

YA Reader’s Theater



Authors:

Holly Black

Judy Blundell

Gayle Forman

Eliot Schrefer (aka E. Archer)



Host: David Levithan


Wednesday. March 16 (South Court, 6-8):

YA Rocks, featuring Tiger Beat!



Tiger Beat:

Libba Bray

Daniel Ehrenhaft

Barnabas Miller

Natalie Standiford


With music-related readings from:

Philana Marie Boles

Libba Bray

Barnabas Miller

Jon Skovron

Jeri Smith-Ready

Rita Williams-Garcia



Host: Jack Martin / Chris Shoemaker



Thursday, March 17 (Five Borough Read, 10-12):


Manhattan:


Seward Park Branch, 192 E Broadway, Manhattan, 10am

Alma Alexander

Philana Marie Boles

Leanna Renee Hieber

Lena Roy

Mark Shulman



96th Street Branch, 228 E 96th St, Manhattan, 10am

Violet Haberdasher

Kimberly Marcus

Micol Ostow

Eliot Schrefer

Natalie Standiford



Washington Irving H.S (in conjunction with Mulberry St Branch) - 40 Irving Place, 10am.

Eireann Corrigan

Jocelyn Davies

Anne Heltzel

Matt de la Pena

Patrick Ryan

Leila Sales



Muhlenburg Branch, NYPL, 209 W 23rd St

Alexandra Bullen

Helen Ellis

Sarah Mlynowski

Matthue Roth

Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Robin Wasserman


Brooklyn

Central Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Auditorim, 10 Grand Army Plaza



Cathleen Bell

Gayle Forman

Christopher Grant

Melissa Kantor

Jeri Smith-Ready

Melissa Walker

Bronx:

Bronx Library Center, 310 E Kingsbridge Road, Bronx



Margie Gelbwasser

Sarah Darer Littman

Arlaina Tibensky

Maryrose Wood


Queens:

Library TK



Brent Crawford

Barry Lyga

Melina Marchetta

Neesha Meminger


Staten Island:

St George Branch, 5 Central Ave, Staten Island, 10am


Elizabeth Eulberg

David Levithan

Michael Northrup

Danette Vigilante


Friday, March 18th, morning (Scholastic, 557 Broadway), 10am

Scholastic Event



Reading/Signing:

Alexandra Bullen

Judy Blundell

Libba Bray

Elizabeth Eulberg

Kim Harrington

Sarah Darer Littman

Michael Northrup

Patrick Ryan

Eliot Schrefer

Maggie Stiefvater



Signing only:

Eireann Corrigan

Aimee Friedman

Barry Lyga

Michael Northrop

Matthue Roth

Lisa Sandell

Samantha Schutz

Natalie Standiford

Suzanne Weyn


Friday March 18th, Symposium (South Court, 42nd Street, 2-6)


2:00 Introduction


2:10 – 3:00: Telling the Truths – Hard Topics, Illuminating Fiction


Authors:

Eireann Corrigan

Donna Freitas

Sarah Darer Littman

Kimberly Marcus

Micol Ostow



Moderator: DL

3:00 – 3:50: Debut Author Showcase

Authors:

Jocelyn Davies

Margie Gelbwasser

Christopher Grant

Anne Heltzel

Kimberly Marcus

Arlaina Tibensky



Moderator: Jack Martin / Chris Shoemaker



3:50 – 4:00: Break
4:00 - 5:00: I Think I Love You (But Maybe I Don’t?) – Writing About Teens in Love


Authors:

E. Lockhart

Terra Elan McVoy

Sarah Mylnowski

Patrick Ryan



Moderator: David Levithan



5:00 – 6:00: Under the Influences: Discussing Influences on YA Fiction


Authors:

Libba Bray

Alexandra Bullen

Susane Colasanti

Barry Lyga

Carolyn Mackler

Lena Roy

Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Maryrose Wood



Moderator: Barry Lyga

Saturday. March 19th, Symposium (South Court, 42nd Street, 1-5:30)



1:00 – Introduction



1:10 – 2:00: The Ties That Bind, Part One: The Struggle Against Darkness

Kim Harrington

Lisa McMann

Maggie Stiefvater

Robin Wasserman


Moderator: David Levithan

2:00 – 2:45: The Ties That Bind, Part Two: Family Bonds

Melissa Kantor

Melina Marchetta

Alyssa Sheinmel

Natalie Standiford

Danette Vigilante



Moderator: Jack Martin / Chris Shoemaker


2:45 – 3:30: The Ties That Bind, Part Three: Friends and Community



Matt de la Pena

Torrey Maldonado

Michael Northrop

Leila Sales



Moderator: Barry Lyga



3:30-3:40 – Break


3:40 – 4:20 – Tribute to Michael Cart



Host/Opening: Jack Martin



Speakers/Readers: David Levithan and Jacqueline Woodson



Acceptance: Michael Cart



4:20-5:30: LGBTYA: Past, Present, and Future

Nick Burd

Michael Cart

David Levithan

Martin Wilson

Jacqueline Woodson



Moderator: Jack Martin / Chris Shoemaker


Sunday afternoon:

Books of Wonder Signing (1-4)

Authors:

1-1:45

Lizabeth Zindel (A Girl, A Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills, Penguin)

Maryrose Wood (The Hidden Gallery, Harper)

Suzanne Weyn (Empty, Scholastic)

Danette Vigilante (The Trouble with Half a Moon, Penguin)

Maggie Stiefvater (Linger, Scholastic)

Natalie Standiford (Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters, Scholastic)

Mark Shulman (Scrawl, Roaring Brook)

Alyssa Sheinmel (The Beautiful Between, RH)

Kieran Scott (She’s So Dead to Us, S&S)

Leila Sales (Mostly Good Girls, S&S)

Patrick Ryan (Gemini Bites, Scholastic)



1:45-2:30

Marie Rutkoski (The Celestial Globe, FSG)

Lena Roy (Edges, FSG)

Michael Northrup (Trapped, Scholastic)

Sarah Mlynowski (Gimme a Call, RH)

Neesha Meminger (Jazz in Love, Ignite)

Terra Elan McVoy (After the Kiss, S&S)

Lisa McMann (Cryer’s Cross, S&S)

Kimberly Marcus (Exposed, RH)

Melina Marchetta (The Piper’s Son, Candlewick)

Torrey Maldonado (Secret Saturdays, Penguin)

Barry Lyga (Archvillain, Scholastic)



2:30-3:15

E. Lockhart (Real Live Boyfriends, RH)

Sarah Darer Littman (Life After, Scholastic)

David Levithan (Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares, RH)

Melissa Kantor (The Darlings Are Forever, Hyperion)

Carla Jablonksi (Resistance, First Second)

Gwendolyn Heasley (Where I Belong, Harper)

Kim Harrington (Clarity, Scholastic)

Christopher Grant (Teenie, RH)

Margie Gelbwasser (Inconvenient, Flux)

Elizabeth Eulberg (Prom & Prejudice, Scholastic)

Helen Ellis (The Turning, Sourcebooks)


3:15-4

Daniel Ehrenhaft (Friend is Not a Verb, Harper)

Sarah Beth Durst (Enchanted Ivy, S&S)

Matt De La Pena (I Will Save You, RH)

Brent Crawford (Carter Finally Gets It, Hyperion)

Eireann Corrigan (Accomplice, Scholastic)

Susane Colasanti (Something Like Fate, Penguin)

Marina Budhos (Tell Us We’re Home, S&S)

Kate Brian (Book of Spells, S&S)

Philana Marie Boles (Glitz, Penguin)

Judy Blundell (Strings Attached, Scholastic)

Cathleen Bell (Little Blog on the Prairie, Bloomsbury

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