Jacqueline West, Writer

Bestselling author of The Books of Elsewhere and Dreamers Often Lie

Austin, brief updates, and the end of the Accidental Pumpkins

November 20, 2011    Tags: , ,   

I am running behind in all things, blogging included, but I’m managing to gather together a few links and photos and newsy bits to assemble something that’s not-quite-an-actual-blog.  But it’s close.  Close-ish.

I spent November 7 – 11 in Austin, Texas, visiting several elementary schools in the Round Rock school district and having a marvelous time.  Thank you again to all the students, librarians, teachers, and parents who made the trip so special.  Now I’m home in snowy Minnesota (we had the first big storm of the season last night), frantically catching up with correspondence, typing the last pages of the still semi-secret YA project–more detailed news about that soon, I hope–rehearsing for Phoenix Theatre’s Christmas production of “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus,” and making up for lost time with Brom Bones, who was very, very glad that we came back.

(Walking in Austin at night, and working on the Secret Project at Spider House Cafe.)

Two new reviews of The Shadows have turned up: A splendid one from National Geographic Kids here, and a mostly very positive one from the blog Muggle-Born here.

Other good news on the poetry front: One of my superstition pieces will be included in Issue #4 (out in December) of the journal Fantastique Unfettered, amid some awfully shiny company:

And, before Halloween becomes any more embarrassingly distant, here is a photo depicting the fate of our Accidental Pavement Pumpkins.




2 Comments (Leave a comment)

  1. *gasp* A new secret YA project? Jacqueline, you’re going to have me jumping up and down for months. Let us know more about it as soon as you can! (Then, cue the ecstasy.)

    (Lovely photos, by the way. I especially love the one of you writing, with a iced coffee or something next to you. Typical author stance. I learned it over the course of November.)

    Comment by Pherisphena Ladea on December 5, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

  2. Oh, I will blather all about the semi-secret YA project once I get the official go-ahead, I promise!

    Comment by JacquiWest on December 6, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

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