Sunday, January 30, 2011

Five Soundrels in Cowtown




Or maybe we were Sweethearts. Some days I can't tell.

This past week five of the Texas Sweethearts and Scoundrels had a blast when we headed up to Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas for the ESC Region 11 Children's and Young Adult Book Roundup (aka The Cowtown Book Festival).


Five Sweethearts and Scoundrels in a row!
K. A. Holt, Jeanette Larson, Don Tate, PJ Hoover, and Jessica Lee Anderson



A bunch of the crew and supporting librarians


On the MG/YA panel...
Jason Henderson, PJ Hoover, Jessica Lee Anderson, K. A. Holt, Jennifer Ziegler, and Clare Dunkle



On the picture book panel...
Jeanette Larson, Chris Barton, and Don Tate



Hanging in the hotel room the night before: Jessica Lee Anderson, Mark Mitchell, Jennifer Ziegler, Jeanette Larson, Don Tate, Clare Dunkle, PJ Hoover, Chris Barton, and K. A. Holt (with Brian Floca taking the picture)


Clare Dunkle and Jennifer Ziegler


Jason Henderson, author of Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising


James Crowley, author of STARFISH

Brian Floca, Chris Barton, and Avi

PJ Hoover, Jessica Lee Anderson, and Bonnie Barnes


The Texas Sweethearts & Scoundrels would love to send a special thank you to Pat Anderson, owner of Texas Overlooked Books for sponsoring us!

Cowtown, we loved it! We'll see you again next year!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Signing at ALA


I'm a bit behind on posting and sharing but I did the first signing for Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas at the American Library Association conference in San Diego. It was so exciting to be there as an author! In addition to seeing a lot of good friends from the library and publishing world, I met a lot of people who love hummingbirds. They each had interesting stories to tell! We sold out of hardcovers and almost sold out of paperbacks so hopefully this bodes well for the book.
My next signing is at Barnes and Noble, La Frontera in Round Rock on Saturday, February 5, 2:00 p.m. I hope to see a lot of local friends (new and old) there! Details are available at http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3081257 .