Here in Austin on Saturday, March 7, The Day-Glo Brothers is going to be a small part of “the biggest open house in Texas.”
The public debut of the book (and of me as an author) will be one of the many, many goings-on at Explore UT, a huge, campus-wide to-do designed to give school-aged kids a taste of what the University of Texas has to offer.
The festivities at the Perry-CastaÃ±eda Library (PCL) will also include presentations from other local children’s book creators Liz Garton Scanlon, Christy Stallop, Brian Anderson, and Jane Peddicord. When the schedule is confirmed, I’ll post that here.
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve done research at the PCL for some of my books, and The Day-Glo Brothers is among them. A December 1932 article in Popular Science (“Homemade Ultra-Violet Lamp Produces Magic ‘Black Light'”) inspired the work that led to Bob and Joe Switzer’s discovery of daylight fluorescence, and it was there at the PCL that I first laid eyes on the actual article — in glorious black-and-white.
If you’d like an advance peek at some reading material that’s a little more brightly colored — nearly four months before its publication date — I hope you’ll come on by.