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

Monday, November 04, 2013

10 Things: A Week in Review

So I've been buried with edits for my KING TUT story (title still TBD, coming Fall 2014 from Starscape/Tor), but I'm taking a quick break to recap some of my highlights from the last week!

1) Texas Book Festival!
I had a blast on the GIRL POWER(S) panel this year at Texas Book Festival! Such a great crowd. I always love seeing the turnout for the festival. So many families come out to spend the day, sharing in the love of reading!

L to R: E. E. Charlton-Trujillo, Me, Stephanie Kipp McLain, and fellow panelists Cynthia Leitich Smith, Kami Garcia, and Jessica Khoury. 
Not pictured: moderator Sean Petrie

Me with Cynthia before the panel. 

Note: Cynthia and I will be signing this weekend, 
Saturday,November 9th at 2:00pm at the Round Rock Barnes & Noble

2) School Visit/Book Fair
I spoke to 4th-8th grade students this past Friday at Annunciation Orthodox School in Houston. Great faculty, parents, and students!

With librarians and Caldecott Honor illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger (2nd from left) at the Book Fair kickoff Greek spaghetti dinner!

I had to snap a picture of the ghost cake at the book fair dinner :)

 3) Fun Football
I ran into fellow Austin author Donna Bowman Bratton at my son's football game. Our teams played each other.

Our awesome sons!

4) What I'm reading right now!

5) A random study in what keys I use most on my keyboard :)

6) I learned Rainbow Loom!

7) Both my kids have hypodontia (yes, look it up).
As a result, my daughter got two baby teeth removed this week. She looks like a vampire that has been defanged.

8) What does the Fox Say?
I snagged my daughter's new t-shirt before she could wear it. Such a catchy song...

 9) Houston BookRave!!!!
This was such a fun event! I got to hang out with a bunch of fellow authors and readers all day, talk about books, and sign books!

With author Mary Gray (The Dollhouse Asylum)

 10) Upcoming signings!
I adore this display at the Arboretum Barnes & Noble! It makes me feel so loved. Thank you!!!!

I case you are dying to catch me out and about somewhere, my events for the remainder of the year are below. Please come see me!

November 5, 2013 - Region 2 Library Conference, Corpus Christi, TX

November 9, 2013, 2:00-4:00 pm - SOLSTICE Signing with author Cynthia Leitich Smith, Barnes & Noble, Round Rock, TX

November 19, 2013 - Region 12 Library Jubilee, Waco, TX

November 22-24, 2013 - Austin Comic Con, Writing Ninjas of Texas Booth

November 30, 2013, 12:00-1:00 pm - SOLSTICE Signing, The Book Spot, Round Rock, TX

November 30, 2013, 2:00-4:00 pm - SOLSTICE Signing, Arboretum Barnes & Noble, Austin, TX


Angela Brown said...

Lots of awesome happening. Great stuff :-)

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Angela! It's been a fun, busy time of year!