Summer is for reading! And for road trips! Put them both together and you get the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip.
The Scholastic Reading RV will be cruising through Texas and making several stops along the way. I’ll be joining them for the following events in Austin and Dallas:
* July 10 – BookPeople 2-4p I’ll be there along with Varian Johnson & Jennifer Ziegler.
* July 12 – Half Price Books (5803 E. Northwest Hwy. Dallas) 4-6p Come see Jennifer Ziegler, Eric Barclay, and me!
There will be costume characters, giveaways, a photo booth station and lots of fun activities — all to celebrate summer reading. I hope you and your kiddos can join us!
I started writing THE LOST TRACK OF TIME while on a meditation retreat. Each morning I sat in silence, connecting to my breath, until I uncovered the quiet in my own mind. I spent the evenings writing and eventually the sitting and the writing cleared a path through all my nagging doubts and a story began to emerge — a story about a girl, pressed for time, who discovers the Realm of Possibility.
Over the years I’ve kept up my meditation and my writing practice. Both have taught me how to work with the noise in my mind and to connect with the silence there as well.
This November, I’ll be offering a meditation class on Sunday afternoons at The Writing Barn in Austin. I want to teach and encourage others to “write from the quiet.” The class will take place over four weeks to allow participants the opportunity to develop (or deepen) their own meditation practice. Here are the details:
When: Four Sunday afternoons in November – 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, and 11/22
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Where: The Writing Barn
10202 Wommack Rd, Austin, TX 78748
Check out The Writing Barn’s website to sign up or learn more. . .
I’m looking forward to my upcoming visit with the Tween Book Club at the Round Rock Public Library! If you’re a tween and are now (or would like to be) an expert moodler, please come to the library on September 10 at 4:30. The Realm of Possibility is in danger, and your moodling skills are desperately needed! (If you don’t know what moodling is, I suggest you check out a copy of The Lost Track of Time or read the Fun Facts on my About page . . .)
For a bit more information about the event, visit the Round Rock Library webpage.
Hope to see you on the 10th!
I’m going home! This Saturday, April 11, I’ll be signing books at Fletcher’s Books & Antiques in my hometown of Salado, Texas. I grew up visiting this store and being fascinated by the treasures I found there — old books, antique toys, and exotic trinkets. Come see what you’ll discover…
Many thanks to the Salado Village Voice for their article featuring the event:
I was lucky enough to grow up in a town with a bookstore — Fletcher’s Books & Antiques. As a kid, I thought it was full of magical treasures. I still do! I’m looking forward to signing books there on Saturday, April 11. Here are the details:
What: Book signing
Where: Fletcher’s Books & Antiques, 945 N. Main St., Salado, TX
When: Saturday, April 11, 4:00 – 6:30 pm
There will be readings at 4:30 and 5:30 plus games, giveaways, and refreshments throughout the afternoon. Everyone is invited!
For more information call: (254) 947-5414
I’m happy to announce there will be a launch party for THE LOST TRACK OF TIME at BookPeople on April 4, at 4:00 p.m. That’s 4/4 at 4! There will be food, games, and music by very special guests, Brand New Key. Hope to see you there . . .