The time has come for our official introduction!
So if you've been curious what The Texas Sweethearts are all about, then read on.
If you've never heard of The Texas Sweethearts, then read on.
If you've heard but haven't been curious, still read on. You never know what may spark your interest.
We're looking for kids, teachers, writers, readers, parents, librarians, or anyone who loves books and reading.
WHO ARE WE:
The Texas Sweethearts is a group of three authors from Austin, Texas who write for kids and teens. We love reading, writing, talking to kids or adults, and stretching the boundaries of our creativity. We're:
- Jessica Lee Anderson, author of BORDER CROSSING and TRUDY
- PJ Hoover, author of THE EMERALD TABLET and THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD
- Jo Whittemore, author of FRONT PAGE FACE-OFF and THE SILVERSKIN LEGACY
And look, we even have a video. So either turn up or down your volume, depending on where you are, and enjoy!
WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO:
The Texas Sweethearts want to make a difference. We live here in Austin, Texas, but we plan to reach the world. We speak at conferences and festivals nationwide, and are up for panels and school visits, both in person and via Skype. We lead workshops for kids or adults and present on a wide variety of topics such as how diverse backgrounds can lead to a career in writing.
Check out our calendar to see where we'll be. Or better yet, contact us to schedule a visit. We'd love to come speak at your event.
Every other week or so we'll be featuring someone we feel makes a difference in the world of children's literature. Whether it's another author, a librarian who helps less fortunate kids, or a teacher who leads a diverse book club, we want to know. So if you know someone you'd like to nominate as a "Featured Sweetheart", please email us and let us know. We'll round up our entries (along with your name and link, unless you want to stay anonymous) each Friday and select from the nominations to interview and feature here on our blog.
Email us, drop us a comment, become a fan of our Facebook group. We want to hear from you!
And thank you for your support!