Jan 8, 2012

The Week in Review & A Look Ahead

The Week in Review:

     BYU classes started this week! I'm taking two classes from professor and children's author Rick Walton. I'm so excited! Writing for Children & Adolescents and Publishing for Children & Adolescents. For the publishing class, Rick has invited so many of his writer friends (and editors & publishers too) to be guest speakers! Stay tuned for future posts highlighting these classes.

     The awesome fantasy author Danyelle Leafty (The Fairy Godmother Dilemma series) interviewed me and gave me an award this week! It's called The Golden Apple of Book Blogs. This is a first for me! Thank you, Danyelle! If any of you kind readers would like to know a little bit more about me, please check out Danyelle's blog post via the apple image on the left!

*The Arabian Nights translated by Sir Richard F. Burton, Barnes & Noble leather bound and color illustrated edition (from my dear, sweet, bestest hubby in the world for Christmas!)
*Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, book 1) by Marissa Meyer
*Exiled (Immortal Essence series, book 1) by RaShelle Workman
    Exiled notebook (won from RaShelle's blog!)
*Here, There Be Dragons (The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, book 1) by James A. Owen
*Kaline Klattermaster's Tree House by Haven Kimmel (mine was a Bargain Book from Amazon but they are sold out now!)
*Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennett (won from Cedar Fort's Facebook page. This is my second copy! I see a giveaway in the future!)
*On the Fringe by Courtney King Walker
*Don't Expect Magic by Kathy McCullough

A Look Ahead:

     Debut YA author Marissa Meyer is coming to the Provo Library this upcoming Thursday (Jan. 12th) at 7 PM! Marissa is the author of Cinder, a science fiction, cyborg retelling of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. This book is the first in the four book Lunar Chronicles series. The event will be held in the Bullock Room of the library and seating is first come, first dibs on seats and everybody else is out of luck. NO tickets for this event so get there early!

     Just a couple days later, on Jan. 14th, the Provo Library will be holding their annual Family Literacy Symposium. This year's Guest of Honor is New York Times bestselling author Haven Kimmel. The event will feature a keynote from Haven and several "breakout sessions". Everything will take place in the Academy Wing of the library between 1 - 5 PM. Tickets ARE NEEDED for this event, but they are free! (There will also be a special luncheon with Haven from 11 AM - 12 PM, but those tickets cost money and they were gone so fast! So if you're going to the luncheon, good on ya!)

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