Humble Appearance

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 Alíre Sáenz, 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 Libraries’ Teen Lit Festival 07

Guests are: Chris Crutcher, Gail Giles,
Justine Larbalestier, Benjamin Alíre Sáenz,
Scott Westerfeld and Chris Yambar
Atascocita High School Campus
Humble, Texas

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!

55 thoughts on “Humble Appearance

  1. le gasp! FINALLY! after all those times i asked….
    i will try to convince my parents…my birthday is in april so i guess i could convince them? *hopeful eyes* i live in the DFW area too so…*even more hopeful eyes*
    next time u come to tx (if there is a next time) please consider the DFW area too…
    TX (and i’m sure u know this) is VERY large, indeed.

  2. xD
    I was SO confused when people in NY said hOU-STON was HOW-Ston..i was like.
    Wait. so the guy’s name is Sam HOWSTON?????
    Ah..i just love accents.

  3. You should totally come to St. George, Utah and do a book signing. We have no good events here and your fan populous is growing rapidly. You’d have a ton of screaming fans here. You are so like a rock star here. (^_^) Oh, come on, you know you want to. lol Have fun in Texas!

  4. hey scott!!!

    before u came to teen lit fest i didnt know you even existed but i came with a small group of people from my school johnston middle school. and we all went to see you and after we did i was like ” wow those books look really good” so i bought a bunch of them. i have allready read Peeps, Uglies, Pretties, Specials,So yesterday, and the midnighters series. so thanks for coming to humble.
    i liked the midnighters so much i have even started my own list of tridecalogisms

    well bye

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