This Saturday Justine and I are headed to Humble, Texas for Teen Lit Fest! For all of you who live near Houston, please come and say hi.
We’ll be in the illustrious company of Chris Crutcher, Gail Giles, Benjamin AlÃre SÃ¡enz, and Chris Yambar. Chris is giving the keynote speech. We saw him in NYC last year, and he is nine kinds of awesome.
Here’s the facts:
Saturday, 24 February, 2007
Humble ISD Librariesâ€™ Teen Lit Festival 07
Guests are: Chris Crutcher, Gail Giles,
Justine Larbalestier, Benjamin AlÃre SÃ¡enz,
Scott Westerfeld and Chris Yambar
Atascocita High School Campus
It starts at 8:30AM, Chris’s keynote is at 9:40, and Justine and I both have (separate) sessions at 10:45 and 12:15. All the authors will be signing books from about 1:00 to 2:00.
The event is open to the public and free of charge!
Instructions for getting there can be found here.
This appearance is the whole reason that Justine and I have faced the snowy northern hemisphere so early this year. My uncle is a principal at one of the Humble schools, and is retiring after 23 years. We just couldn’t say no.
But going to Houston after two decades in New York is very nervous-making. You see, being from Texas, it took me about ten years to start pronouncing the name of Houston Street six blocks from me in the NYC way, which is very different from the Texas way.
But that means that at some point this Saturday, I’m very likely to say, “Thanks for having me here in How-ston.”
And as a former Texan, that will be very, very bad.
Hope to see you there.
Update We’ll also be in Texas in mid-April. So we’ll probably do a signing in Austin and or San Antonio!