I leave on Sunday morning for the big Endangered Authors II tour, and I’ve just had time to unpack my New Orleans luggage, send the latest revision of Volume Five off to my editor, and get my carefully cleaned coat re-covered with Brom hair. New Orleans at Easter was lively and lovely and full of amazing hats. We caught beads at Easter parades, walked the Quarter, took a streetcar to the Garden District, and ate a shameful amount of pastry.
Here, in panoramic West-vision:
Ryan’s view My view
Pere Antoine Alley Jackson Square Lafayette Cemetery
This year’s Endangered Authors Tour includes the Story Pirates, Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm), Geoff Rodkey (The Chronicles of Egg), and Curtis Jobling (Wereworld)… and me. I’m excited to be hitting the road with them, seeing new parts of the country (hello, Connecticut!), and meeting young readers. It looks like all of our events this time will be school visits—in other words, not open to the general public—but we will be signing stock at local bookstores in each location, so if you’re looking for signed copies, check with your indie booksellers! I’ll post a list of stores where we’ve signed once the tour is complete. Also, a few last-minute schedule changes/additions are possible — I pre-apologize for any mistakes.
Here we go:
April 8: Alexandria, KY (Campbell County School)
April 9: Atlanta/Decatur, GA (Davis Academy, St. Thomas More School)
April 10: Fairhope, AL (Fairhope Intermediate School, J. Larry Newton School)
April 11: Coral Gables, FL (Carver Middle School)
April 12: Palmetto Bay/Weston, FL (Palmer Trinity School, Gator Run Elementary)
April 14: Stock signing in Houston, TX
April 15: Houston, TX (West University Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary)
April 16: Austin, TX (Mills Elementary, Kiker Elementary)
April 17: Oak Park, IL (Lincoln Middle School, Cossitt Middle School)
April 18: Oak Park, IL (Heritage Middle School, Hester Junior High School)
April 19: Evanston/Highwood, IL (Lincolnwood School, Oak Terrace School)
April 21: Stock signing in Alexandria, VA/Washington DC
April 22: Alexandria, VA (Hollin Meadows Elementary, Mt. Vernon Community School)
April 23: Milford/Clinton, CT (Meadowside School, Abraham Pierson School)
April 24: Montclair/Glen Ridge, NJ (Charles H. Bullock Elementary, Ridgewood Avenue School)
And THEN I head alone to Palm Beach, Florida for April is for Authors. On April 26, I’ll be visiting with the kids at Morikami Park Elementary, and on Saturday, April 27, I’ll be speaking, reading, and signing books at Palm Beach Gardens High School for the April is for Authors festival. This is a free public event, so come down and say hello! A schedule of author events will be posted on the festival website any day now.
April 28: Come home. Get covered in dog slobber. Sleep.