Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cue the cuteness and watch insecurity levels fall

After a day of level 4 insecurity (that's high, in case you don't have levels for your feelings of insecurity. What!? Don't look at me like that), I was SO happy to see this picture. OMG, isn't Abby in her pink shirt holding my pink book just the cutest thing??

photo credit: Pat Z. Miller

It took me down a level, maybe even two. Kids ARE actually reading my books. I may not be an author with a ton of buzz or even a little bit of buzz, an award-winner, a best-seller or (Alert, Alert! Insecurity level rising to level 3. Warning, warning, rising to level 3. Get off computer soon and do something else).

Um, anyway - SO CUTE!! Thanks, Pat, for sharing. You can read Abby's thoughts about the book HERE, although there are quite a few spoilers, so if you haven't read the book and plan to, you probably shouldn't read what she has to say quite yet. :)

In other news, today I must pack and get ready to leave for Texas tomorrow morning. I'm attending the Texas Library Association conference and will be doing a panel with Sonya Sones and Ellen Hopkins (Alert, Alert!...). Our panel will be on Thursday, 4/15, at 1:00 in Room 217. At 2:30, I'll be signing books in the author signing area! If you're there, please come by and say hi, I'd love to meet you!!

I may try to do a blog post while I'm there...we'll see. I'll be coming back home really late Friday night, and am so glad I'll have the weekend to recover.

I've never been to San Antonio!! I have my mornings free - any suggestions as to things that are a must-do or see?


  1. Ha! Is 5 the max? Or does it go up to ten? (I'm guessing 5:)

    I've got anxiety levels. I suppose that's close!

  2. Um, you have NO reason to be insecure. Your books are amazing and you are going to ROCK that panel. I soooooo wish I lived in Texas so I could go. Please do a post so I can read all about your awesomeness. :)

  3. Girl! You are on a panel with ELLEN HOPKINS and you're feeling insecure?! Um...hello?

    BTW, my niece LOVED your cupcake book! :-)

  4. Corey - yes, 5 is the max - your guess was correct. So see, level 4 is quite high!! :)