April is National Poetry Month. Did you know? I hope so! I am doing various interviews around the web in honor of this wonderful month, talking about verse novels mostly. I will link to them as I can.
Today you can find a conversation on the subject between me and Kimberly Marcus, the author of the fabulous YA novel EXPOSED, over at E. Kristin Anderson's blog. We talk a lot about process, if you find that sort of thing interesting. Make sure and check out her blog all month long - she has some amazing authors lined up every single day in the month of April.
On Thursday, I will be speaking and signing books at the Barnes and Noble in Vancouver, WA as they honor middle school and high school educators with an Educator Appreciation Event. Educators get 25% off their purchases that evening! If you are in Portland or Vancouver, I hope you'll come out! Information is HERE.
This Thursday is also YALSA's Support Teen Lit Day. Readergirlz and Figment.com are teaming up and encouraging people to "Rock the Drop." Micol posted about it on the Contemps blog today, if you'd like to learn more about this great event.
And finally, the winner of the ARC of SPRINKLES AND SECRETS that I donated for the Kidlit4Japan auction wrote to me to let me know her and her 10-year-old daughter enjoyed the book very much and to show their appreciation for getting to read it earlier than most, they wrote a nice review for it on goodreads.
Have a great day!