RT was a blast, even if our hotel in Vegas had a smoky cesspool vibe. You can read a little more about that in my tinyletter #3 (or sign up to get future weekly letters in your inbox — I was determined not to miss one so soon in) (if you’re like tinywha?, I decided to move my newsletter to a less formal weekly letter with just links to news at the end). But my travels are only just beginning. Next up is…North Texas Teen Book Festival at the Irving Convention Center this Saturday.
Just as at RT, there SHOULD be early copies of Double Down available, eep!
— Gwenda Bond (@Gwenda) April 16, 2016
Here’s where you can find me at NTTBF:
- 9 a.m. GB1: Where’s My Super Suit? It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…superhero books! With: Gwenda Bond, Faith Erin Hicks, Jeramey Kraatz, Margaret Stohl, moderated by Mandy Curtis
- 11 a.m. MR7: Do You Believe in Magic? Maybe it’s real life, maybe it’s magical realism. With: Kathi Appelt, Gwenda Bond, Natalie Lloyd, Samantha Mabry, Jessica Taylor, moderated by Donalyn Miller
- Noon GB5: “Cause This is Thriller, Thriller Night” You’ll be on the edge of your seat with these thrilling reads. With: Gwenda Bond, Ally Carter, Janet Fox, Jennifer Latham, Brendan Reichs, Teresa Toten, moderated by Diane Ramsay
- 2 p.m. MR3: Superhero Origins : Discover the true story about adapting comic books into novels. With: Gwenda Bond, Margaret Stohl, moderated by Jeramey Kraatz
- 3:30 p.m. Signing with everybody!
Writing for Charity Refugee Benefit Auction
The amazing Shannon Hale and Mette Harrison put together a giant online charity auction and here’s the lowdown: “Authors Shannon Hale and Mette Ivie Harrison have mobilized book people to donate items for an epic online auction. You will find one of a kind offers, critiques, art, books, personalized visits, and unique events from our generous helpers. Due to a generous donor who is covering our administrative costs, EVERY CENT will go to Lifting Hands International, a charity that gets life-saving supplies directly to refugee camps. Go bid!”
You can see all the items up for grabs here. I’m donating an up to one hour Skype session (could be in person if you’re within an hour or so of Lexington, Ky) for a bookclub, library or classroom along with up to 20 signed copies of Lois Lane: Fallout. This would normally cost about $400, but you can start the bidding at $100 and contribute to a great cause!
And next week I’ll be back to post my YALLWest schedule and remind you Double Down is out imminently, then collapse. Haha! Kidding. I’ll have collapsed way before then.