February 3rd, 2008

Windy City, World Travel and (hoorah for) Antibiotics!!!

Practically any moment now I leave for Chicago for the St. Charles Literature Festival where I’ll finally be able to meet Andrea Beaty and also see my pal, Amy Timberlake, as well as the always entertaining David Lubar, among others.

Each grade in the district gets an author. The sixth graders are mine and I'll be speaking to 2,400 of them! At the end of the event, all the authors will be at St. Charles Public Library on Saturday to sign books and speak to anyone willing to talk to us.

Later in the week (on Sunday) I’ll be at the American Girl Place, Chicago. to sign Good Luck, Ivy . . .
(Above: Oprah holds up Ivy and her best friend Julie when they were on her show!)

This month I will be visiting all three American Girl Places (Chicago, NY and LA).
(Above: This is when Megan McDonald and Moi rendezvoused the Los Angeles store last year.)

While I’m in Chicago, can you guess where Millicent Min has been? Here's a hint . . .
And another hint . . .

If you said, "Hmmmm, is it India?" you are correct! My author pal, the talented Deborah Davis, was in India researching her next YA novel when she came across a book fair, and look what some people were reading . . .
Thanks for the photos, Deborah!

Closer to home, last Thursday I spoke at the brand new and beautiful San Marino Public Library in California . . .
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Author Lisa See spoke there on Tuesday. We are often confused. And we are often confused for each other, too.

Oh! And lest I forget, click here for a newspaper article about Moi, St. Charles, and what my kids think of me.

*Hoorah for antibiotics! I no longer feel like this.

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