By the way, in between the two events announced in the link above, I’ll also be presenting to the Southwest Texas SCBWI:
November 13 – 1-3pm – Guest Author Event with author Chris Barton
You Better Believe It: How The Day-Glo Brothers Survived All the Things I Didn’t Know
Barnes & Noble at the San Pedro Crossing
321 NW Loop 410 #104, San Antonio, TX 78216
“I can tell you exactly where I got my idea from, how I knew that all those years of effort had been worthwhile, and what I learned about publishing, persistence, and fluorescence in the meantime.” – Chris Barton
Chris Barton is the author of the American Library Association Sibert Honor-winning THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS (Charlesbridge, 2009; illustrated by Tony Persiani), the biography of the inventors of those daylight-fluorescent oranges, yellows, and greens you see every day. It was named one of the best children’s books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and The Washington Post.
His second book is the New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller SHARK VS. TRAIN (Little, Brown; 2010; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld). It has received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal and is a Junior Library Guild selection.
He will follow up these picture books with CAN I SEE YOUR I.D.? TRUE STORIES OF FALSE IDENTITIES, a young-adult collection of profiles of impostors and other masqueraders to be published by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2011.
For more information about Chris, his books, and his presentations to young readers and professional groups, visit him at http://www.chrisbarton.info.