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Off to BEA!

Wednesday May 27, 2009

Thanks to my publisher, Candlewick Press, I’m off to Book Expo America tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to it. I can’t wait to see Kate DiCamillo again! We have such a great time together. We’ll be signing copies of the sixth (and last) Mercy Watson book. It’s amazing to watch Kate in action. Some fans approach her so wide-eyed and giddy, but she makes them feel like they’re the only one in the room. She also has a great memory. She can recall a person’s name and where she met them and she meets TONS of people! This is something I’m TERRIBLE at! I apologize for the countless times I’ve forgotten a name or face.

I’ll also be doing a signing for The Circus Ship, even though it doesn’t come out until September. I’m thrilled that Candlewick has arranged this for me and I’m so impressed with how they are backing this book. I think it will make a big splash (no pun intended)!

If you’re in NYC and can make it to BEA, stop by. We’ll be at the Jacob Javits Center on Friday with signings at 10:00 and 2:00. We’d love to see you. Just don’t expect me to remember your name!