Thursday, April 14, 2011

I'm Back from TLA ...

I've been at TLA the last couple of days (Texas Library Association's Annual Conference) and it has been so much fun.  I got to see all the publishers hawking books for the next year and got some great recommendations and free books for kidlet #1 who is a voracious reader.  I got to hang with some of my new YA pals from RT, and listen to some of them speak.  Plus I got to meet the marketing/publicity reps from Bloomsbury, my Tempest Rising Publisher, as they were passing out ARCs of my book.

Today was teen day, so hundreds of teenagers, maybe thousands, were there today and it was so much fun to talk to them.  I met a group of girls from one of the high schools in my area (just as they were picking out ARCs of Tempest, LOL) and they were awesome-- so excited to be there and get free books.  It does my writer/teacher heart good to see so many teenagers enthusiastic about reading. 

In other news, I'm blogging over at today about some of my favorite books from the last couple of months.  Stop on by if you get a chance :)  Happy Thursday!


  1. That must have been so neat for you! I am so thankful that my son's 10th grade English teacher is so pro reading. Besides his normal reading for the class he has to have a SSR (silent sustained reading)book every 6 weeks that they read and then do a very detailed book report on. She picks the theme and then they are on their own from there. I've loved it, him not so much but he's certainly read more this year than any other year of school!

  2. So glad it was a success. Oh and Tracy, the link you have posted for your guest blog sends you to a very erotic website. :)
    I found your interview here:

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  3. Oh. Whoops, Cathy! Thanks so much :) Sorry about that!

    Blanche, that' awesome. I'm always thrilled to hear about kids, especially boys,reading.

  4. The teen day must have been loud with all the teenage girls squealing over books! I imagine myself here in my younger days. lol
    I think it's very important to get children/teenagers to read. There's so much to learn through books.