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Conferences, Conferences!

What a busy week+ coming up.
The American Jewish Libraries conference and the American Library Association conference are both in Chicago. I am very much looking forward to attending both of them. (Though I've never been to either before and so, truly, have no idea what to expect.)

The AJL conference will be the first time I, publically, start telling people about my next book, QUEEN OF SECRETS. This book is a modern retelling of The Book of Esther and I am starting to get really excited about it. Even though its pub date is still nearly a year away.

But a year can go very quickly, as we all know.

AT ALA I will be manning the SCBWI booth on Monday afternoon, from 1-3 p.m. Stop by and say hello!


New and Shiny

I suppose you know you are a writer when it's hard for you to think of anything quite as much fun as starting a new book. In a lot of ways it's like the giddy headrush you get when you first meet a someone you are attracted to and you can tell they are attracted to you too.

Oh, I know there'll come a point when we can't stand eachother and if I have to look at it's face one more time I'll pull my eyeballs out. (Which thankfully doesn't happen much in my people relationships.)

But right now, I just want to call in sick and hang out all day!

I'm totally in new book love.