Gil Marsh is now available in paperback format!
I have been very quiet here these last few months, not because I haven’t been busy, but precisely because I have been super-busy. Here are some of the things that have been going on:
* Gil Marsh was nominated for the 2013 Teen Choice Book Awards. (Voting is still open until February 13 here)
* In November, I had the great pleasure of participating in the Bring Your Own Book and Blanket evening at the Davis Street Elementary School in New Haven, Connecticut. I met with a great group of inquisitive and engaged students who joined me to think about how you go about writing books that include many different cultures.
* In December, I finished the novel that I had been working on for NaNoWriMo, only to realize that I have to entirely restructure the beginning. I have since been working double-time to complete a serviceable first draft. At some point I’ll share some of the fascinating research I have been doing to help it along.
* In January, I presented at the first Shoreline Arts Alliance Winter Workshops for Writers & Illustrators in Chester Connecticut, and discussed the art of revising novels. The workshops were well attended, and as a bonus, the proceeds went to benefit the Tassy Walden Awards: Fresh Voices in Children’s Literature.
And coming up:
* Gil Marsh will be released in paperback on February 26th. Woot!…
April is a busy month.
On Saturday April 18 at 1:00 p.m., at the Barnes & Noble in North Haven Connecticut, I will run a workshop for teachers on sparking ideas for their middle grade and young adult students. Then from 1:30 to 3:00 I’ll read from and sign paperback editions of No Castles Here.
On Saturday April 25, from 3:00 to 4:00 at the NESCBWI “Many Voices” conference in Nashua, New Hampshire, I will present a workshop entitled “Dealing with White Default.” The conference promises to be very interesting.
Then on Wednesday April 29, from 9 a.m. to 12:15, I will be at the Korn School in Durham, Connecticut for their Writers’ Jubilee. I will teach two workshops for third and fourth graders on “Sparking Ideas for a Story.” That should be a whole lot of fun!
If you are at any of these events, come on over and say hello! I’d love to meet you.…
It’s official. The paperback edition of No Castles Here is on bookstore shelves. I’ll be signing copies on April 18 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in North Haven Connecticut.
The paperback edition of No Castles Here is scheduled to come out March 10, 2009 — yup, in a little more than a year. But they’ve already decided on a cover:
I like that they tried to make the cover look like a book cover — with pages and a spine. And that Augie is trying to escape from one reality into another — very cool.