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Next Stops on the Tour – Ann Arbor, Chicago Area and Milwaukee

Here are my next stops on the Book Tour. Ann Arbor this Saturday and then Chicago and Milwaukee the last weekend in May. Having a great time meeting booksellers and readers. Barnes and Noble has been wonderful!

Looking to connect with Chicago area friends and family at Women and Children First on May 31st! Hope to see you, too!

Nicola’s Books

Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, May 25th 3:00pm

Women and Children First  Bookstore

5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

Wednesday, May 29th ~ 7pm

Readings and Book Signing

Barnes and Noble

Racine, WI ~ Southland Center

Friday, May 31st ~ 7pm

Readings and Book Signing

Barnes and Noble

Deerfield Square, Deerfield, IL

Saturday, June 1st ~ 12:00 to 2:00pm

Scenes from the Book Tour – Grand Rapids and Dayton

For the second segment of The Field Book Tour, I was at the Barnes and Noble in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 26th for a local author event and then drove 5 hours to Dayton, OH for the Dayton Book Expo on the 27th. Can’t always control the timing of these events! Here are some pics!

This weekend I’m at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators writing conference in Chicago and the Launch Party is on May 11th! Check out the Events Page for more details.

Ready for Readers in Grand Rapids!
Talking with readers in Grand Rapids
Signed Books to Leave Behind

Barnes and Noble Grand Rapids
Readers at the Dayton Book Expo!
Being Interviewed for Another Way to Praise TV Spot at The Dayton Book Expo

ALAN in Boston

Here are just a few of the cool things happening at the ALAN (Assembly of Literature for Adolescents at the NCTE) Conference in Boston.

1. Hanging out with teachers of english – my people! There are literally stacks of books on the ballroom tables and people giddy with anticipation to read them.

2. Listening to REALLY well known and well respected authors talk about writing, books and how powerful they can be in the lives of young people.  Here are a few of those who were here. I was sitting toward the back of the room, so I took pictures of them on the big screen – sorry about the quality.

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Chris Crutcher – Note the title of his presentation – “Can We be Fucking Real?”

I say YES! Not only can kids take it, but they need to hear it AND they can spot a phony a mile away.

 

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Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl

 

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Bill Konigsberg, author of Openly Straight

 

3. Seeing THE FIELD on the “New Teen Fantasy and Adventure ” Shelf at the Barnes & Noble in Boston – facing out!!!.

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4. Fantastic sign outside the restrooms. ALAN wholeheartedly supports the LGBTQ community!

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Tomorrow it will be my turn up on stage. Can’t wait!