"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday, April 16, 2012


I'm off for TLA in Houston which happens to be one of the most amazing library conferences in the world because not only do librarians rock, Texas librarians rock! If you happen to run into one of the Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels, please tell us whether you are a Sweetheart or a Scoundrel, and we'll give you a button to commemorate your big decision. And please come by Booth 2629 on Wednesday from 4-5 for our annual Librarian Reception! We have delicious brownies and candy bars to hand out!


If you can't make it to TLA, here are a couple events locally in Austin you may want to attend. I'm bummed that I can't make either of these event, because (1) I adore Carla Birnberg who will be on the first event, and (2) I love the topic for the Texas Book Festival event. Perhaps if I could clone myself...

The Writer's League of Texas presents...

Thursday, April 19, 7 PM
BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Panelists include Matthew Schultz, Lexi Smith, Ruth Pennebaker, and Carla Birnberg, my very dear friend, Carla!

Carla Birnberg (aka "MizFit") is an award winning writer, community builder, personal trainer, and bodybuilding competitor. A blogger since 2001, she launched MizFitOnline in 2007 to share her health and fitness knowledge and gained the attention of Women's Day, Experience Life, ivillage.com, Glamour, Women's Health, Fitness, Yahoo!, Yahoo!Shine, Yahoo!’s YourWisdom, Runners World, and Austin FIT magazine. Carla was identified by Entrepreneur.com as one of ten individuals who exemplify the ability to create a strong personal brand, named as one of Five Favorite Fitness Blogs by Athleta® brand and voted one of the Top Five Fitness Blogs by Shape Magazine®.

The Texas Book Festival and Texas State Library and Archives Commission present graphic novelist and editor Mark Siegel.

The New Visual Literary of Graphic Novels
Thursday, April 19, Texas State Library
1201 Brazos St., Austin, 6-8 p.m.
Mix and mingle until 6:30.
Discussion and book signing until 8.


And in other news, please help me congratulate fellow Texas Sweetheart (though he claims to be a Scoundrel) Don Tate for the release of his brand new book!!!!!

It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate (Author), R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator)(Lee & Low, April 2012)

See you after TLA!


Kristin Rae said...

oh my goodness, am I finally going to be able to meet you?! yay!

PJ Hoover said...

Oh, yay! See you then!!!!!

Matthew MacNish said...

Have a great time, PJ!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Matt! It was a blast!