Before I forget, I wanted to post some GOING BOVINE events. I’m not doing a tour for the book, so I hope you can make one or two (or all, if you’re feeling really robust) of these. I’d love to see you there!
SUNDAY 9/13 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL 5:00 pm
Youth Stoop (Borough Hall Plaza) http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/
Panel: “High School and the Paranormal” with Libba Bray, Claudia Gray & Carolyn MacCullough
I was a last-minute addition to this line-up, so you won’t find my name on the panel. But I’ll be there. Oh, yes, I will. That restraining order Claudia got will not keep me away!
SUNDAY 9/20 SIDEWALK CAFÉ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009 (212) 473-3737 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiger Beat + Libba Bray + Frank Portman aka Dr. Frank of the band, The Mr. T Experience
Free w/2-drink minimum*
If you don’t yet know Frank Portman, allow me an introduction. As a musician, he’s known as Dr. Frank, the witty, uber-literate singer-songwriter of the iconic punk band, The Mr. T Experience. He’s also the YA author of the books, King Dork, and the brand-spankin’-new, ANDROMEDA KLEIN. http://www.andromedaklein.com/ Dr. Frank will be laying down a fantastic acoustic show and reading from his new book. Also, check out the theme song he wrote for Andromeda Klein here: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2009/08/20/frank-portman-andromeda-klein-mr-t-experience/
He will be joined by the insane musical stylings of TIGER BEAT!, the world’s only YA author band. www.youtube.com/watch Featuring Daniel “Are You There God? It’s Me, Satan” Ehrenhaft on guitar, Natalie “Yeah, Tina Weymouth Is Cool, But Can She Write About Robots?” Standiford on bass, Barnabas “Not All Drummers Explode—Unless You Want Me To” Miller on drums, and Libba "I Write Weird Stuff" Bray on vocals, bad tambourine, and marginal keyboards. We will, we will rock you. And I will shill a bit for GOING BOVINE.
*This is an ALL AGES SHOW. (That two-drink minimum can be Sprite.) And it’s early on a Sunday night, so please come on down and get your groove on.
TUESDAY 9/22 BARNES & NOBLE @ LINCOLN CENTER 5:30 pm
1972 Broadway (b/t 66th & 67th Streets), New York, NY
Libba Bray + the fantabulous Frank Portman—TOGETHER AGAIN!
So nice we have to do it twice. Frank and Libba. B&N. Andromeda Klein and Going Bovine. Frank may do an acoustic set. I may do shadow puppetry and folk dancing. If you don’t show up, you’ll never know. *Note: This might be my only NYC book signing, so be there or…um, be somewhere else.
THURSDAY 9/24 IVY BOOKSHOP, BALTIMORE, MD 5:30 pm
6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209/ (410) 377-2966
Who doesn’t want to hang at a place called The Ivy? It makes me feel warm and cozy. And according to the Baltimore City Paper, The Ivy was voted “best indie bookstore.” *Sigh.* I’ll bet they’re nice there. I’ll bet they’ll do the Time Warp with me. I’ll bet they’re stocking up on Tasers.
FRIDAY 9/25 BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL, BALTIMORE, MD 5:00-6:30 pm
Mount Vernon Place 600 Block North Charles Street
Panel: “Coming of Age: Love, Rage & Anxiety in the Young Adult Novel.” With Libba Bray, Sharon M. Draper, Garret Freymann-Weyr, Edward Bloor & David Levithan
This panel looks to be great fun. Love, Rage, AND Anxiety? It’s like the Greatest Hits LP playing inside my mind ALL THE TIME! Plus, these are some fabulous YA authors. Well, there’s always one you have to watch out for, and that one is David Levithan. Shhh. Don’t tell.
SATURDAY 9/26 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
6TH ANNUAL YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE CONFERENCE
Ch-ch-check it out! C-c-come on down! I am beyond excited about this. If you don’t know where beyond excited is, you just get to Excited! and go a little further. There. You’ve got it.
MONDAY 9/28 ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP 7:00 PM
123 West Jefferson Naperville, IL 60540 (630) 355-2665
Bookish type event
I am extremely stoked to be coming back to the amazing indie bookstore, Anderson’s, in Naperville, IL, just outside of Chicago. My son is psyched because I am powerless over the tractor beam of purchasing Anderson’s exerts on me, from which he benefits.
No deets yet, but stay tuned and/or give Anderson’s a ring. (On the phone. Not a diamond band. Unless you’re generous like that. In which case, BY ALL MEANS, come to this event.)
SATURDAY 10/24 1ST-EVER AUSTIN TEEN FESTIVAL! AUSTIN, TX
Westlake High School, 4100 Westbank Drive, Austin, TX 78746
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
GAHHH! I am abnormally excited about this. (Can you be abnormally excited? What does that look like? Probably like me doing the robot dance I performed when I got this call.) Panels, breakout sessions, ninja skillz, book signing, kibitzing, pictures of me taken while putting food in my mouth, the singing of 80’s anthems. It’s all going down, people. Be ready.
SUNDAY, 11/1 TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL, AUSTIN, TX
Panel with Libba Bray, Sara Zarr & Jessica Lee Anderson where we talk about writing YA that pushes the boundaries.
Very happy to be in this esteemed company. Very very happy to be in this esteemed company and also get a chance to eat Tex-Mex.
All of this, plus a gig at Books of Wonder in November, I think. Stay tuned. Hope you can make it.