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!
When I was a kid, I spent my summers either swimming or reading — but not at the same time! It makes me happy to think of kids reading THE LOST TRACK OF TIME over their own summer break. That’s why I’m delighted to be included on Lone Star Literary Life’s summer reading list.
Libraries all across the Lone Star State are offering special programs to encourage kids (and parents) to read this summer. Just visit your local library to learn more. Here are some details on all the fabulous events my library is offering: https://library.georgetown.org/kids/summer-reading-program-2015/
Makes me wish I was a kid again!
Are you ever curious about a book’s backstory? This Q&A with my brilliant editor, Tracy Mack, gives you a behind-the-scenes look into what inspired THE LOST TRACK OF TIME. Here’s a taste:
One night, I woke from a dream where two people—a girl in overalls and a tall man with crazy red hair—were having a very animated and interesting conversation. Without bothering to turn on the light, I grabbed a notebook and jotted down their dialogue. And that’s how the story began.
Keep reading to learn more! http://oomscholasticblog.com/post/conversation-executive-editor-tracy-mack-and-paige-britt-debut-author-lost-track-time?linkId=14011474
I’ll be signing books two Saturdays in May at my favorite toy store — All Things Kids! They specialize in exceptional, battery-free European and American toys, games, books, and candy. I live a few blocks from their store on The Square in Georgetown, TX, and their selection of books is simply the best. I’m thrilled to be on the shelves with so many of my favorites. Here are the details:
When: Saturday, May 9 – 11a.m. – 2p.m.
Where: All Things Kids on The Square, Georgetown
I’ll be appearing the following Saturday at their Austin location:
When: Saturday, May 16 – 11a.m. – 2p.m.
Where: All Things Kids at The Domain, Austin
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:
It’s official! THE LOST TRACK OF TIME is now out in the world. I had a blast signing copies last weekend at BookPeople in Austin and celebrating with family, friends, and even a few strangers who got caught up in all the fun.
I’m looking forward to doing it all again on April 11th at Fletcher’s Books & Antiques in Salado. Hope to see you there!
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 . . .
I’m starting off the new year with a lovely starred review from Publishers Weekly. “Debut author Britt’s tale is an exuberant homage to the power of imagination and creative problem-solving, as well as the importance of making time for oneself, one’s dreams, and one’s friends.”
I’m over the moon!