It’s been quite a month, and I’ve got the pictures to prove it. And there’s more to come this week at the Texas Library Association conference in Fort Worth, which I imagine will be pretty well documented, too.
In addition to the TLA events I’ve already written about here, I’ll be signing books this Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Booth #1601. Joining me at the signing will be Don Tate, illustrator of my upcoming book The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, and Jennifer Ziegler, about whom I’ll say a little more at the end of this post.
On April 11, I participated in a literacy celebration hosted by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library here in Austin:
The event was part of a series of events sponsored by Macy’s, a longtime supporter of RIF. Authors Tim Tingle, Chris Barton and Cynthia Leitich Smith, who all have books featured in RIF’s Multicultural Book Collection, joined the festivities, along with Kay Gooch, a RIF Volunteer of the Year. Families from Book Spring, who participate in the RIF program in Austin, and Gullett Elementary School, who support RIF each year through the regional Read-A-Thon, heard from the authors and celebrated children’s books.
Here are a few of the images captured by AP photographer Jack Plunkett for RIF:
This past Sunday, I drove down to San Antonio to attend my first conference of the International Reading Association, where I appeared on a nonfiction panel consisting of…
Ordinarily, either of those events — to say nothing of TLA — would be the biggest thing about my month by far. But April 2013 has not been an ordinary month, because this has also been the month when I married the love of my life, author Jennifer Ziegler.
(See? I told you I’d have a little more to say about her…)