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 http://www.sizzlinghotbooks.net/ today about some of my favorite books from the last couple of months. Stop on by if you get a chance :) Happy Thursday!