Friday, September 7, 2012

September authors: Mo Willems and more!

Sorry, I just had to kick the sand out of my blogging shoes and get my head out of the waves.

September is here, and starting TOMORROW (Saturday, September the Eighth, ahem, hence the apology!), there's a slew of worthy kid-lit folk making appearances in the greater Seattle/Western WA area.

So without much fuss, and more than a little muss, cast your eyes below:

Mo Willems, Sept 8, Seattle Central Library - TOMORROW

Yes, he of the Knuffle Bunnies and Pigeons returns with dinosaurs!

Deb Lund, Sept 8
Another din-o-rama, from Deb!

Peg Kehret, Sept 8 (note: two appearances on the same day!)
Peg reads from her new memoir, Animal Talk.

Clete Smith, Sept 15
Bellingham's beloved alien writer returns with his latest intergalactic adventure.

Margaret Peterson Haddix, Sept 18
On the road with her latest YA thrill ride, Book 5 of The Missing series.

Maureen McQuerry, Sept 22
The author reads from The Peculiars at the Mill Creek University Bookstore location.

Nick James, Sept 24
Meet the author of the Skyship Academy series.

Elizabeth George, Sept 25
In support of her very first YA novel, .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My family and I had the pleasure of hearing Mo WIllems speak at the Central Library this morning. I saw several SCBWI friends there, and assume there are others who would have liked to attend, so I thought I would share a brief summary. We arrived about 20 before the event started and were lucky to get some of the last tickets the library staff were handing out before the auditorium was filled to capacity. I'm not exaggerating to say that I saw a few tears shed by people who were turned away. And I'm not necessarily talking about kids. Our friends from Secret Garden Books were there selling as people entered the auditorium. Then, complete with theatrical voices, Willems read his newest picture book, GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS to a rambunctious and giggling crowd. As those familiar with Willems work would expect, this is an original retelling with good lessons for writers on voice, humor, and pagination. Willems then offered the audience a chance to ask questions. I few memorable ones include, "What color is your underwear?" and "When are you going to write a book about unicorns?" The line for autographs was long and still holding strong when I left about an hour after the event ended.

---Kerri Kokias