This is an exciting week.
First of all, I’m now officially only TEN DAYS AWAY from the start of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival sponsored by DeKalb Medical. I have been working for six months as Program Director to bring this thing together, and it’s ALMOST HERE! But I’m not just excited because this big project will finally come to fruition, but ALSO because I get to present on the teen stage not with one, or two, but *three* other incredible contemporary YA writers!
Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Prom & Prejudice and The Lonely Hearts Club.
The four of us are talking together on the Escape at the Decatur Library at 4:00 on Sunday, September 4th. This is “A Real Girl Conversation About Writing Real Girl Books,” and it’s gonna be REAL fun!
And then! Yesterday in my email box I got a cryptic message, including a link to this article in Minneapolis’s Star Tribune. Apparently I am part of an amazing literary/art mystery! That started right here in Atlanta! I know very, very little about it (Check out 10storieshigh and Narrative Urge on F’book), but I am officially hooked and am looking forward to seeing how this all unfolds. I promise to keep you updated!
Songs In My Head Upon Waking This Week:
“Hanging by a Moment,” by Lifehouse; “All At Sea,” by Jamie Cullum; “I Only Want to Be With You,” by Hootie and the Blowfish; “Chain of Fools,” by Aretha Franklin; “I Only Want to Be With You,” by Hootie and the Blowfish*; “U Got the Look,” by Prince & Sheena E; “Dear Catastrophe Waitress,” by Belle & Sebastian
* Yeah, I hate it when I duplicate a song in a week, but this cannot be controlled!