Off to Texas

My other post about adult programming is languishing lasciviously in the drafts folder, fraternizing with all the other unpublished drafts. It will have to languish for a bit more as I won’t work on it now, and I’m headed to YALSA’s YA Lit Symposium tomorrow in Austin. My library is paying for me to go (Thank you, Library!) and I’m going to see my Superstar YALSA Mentor, Valerie. We’re going to dance in a bucket of glitter and it will be glorious.

I hope to write up a few of the programs I will attend. A bundle of YA authors will be there and I’m the most excited about seeing Malinda Lo, Lauren Oliver, Andrew Smith, and Jennifer Nielsen.

I’ll be writing up a report about some programs for the Hub as well as interviewing, via email, author Leigh Bardugo. I can’t recommend her Grisha trilogy enough. Do you like magic? Handsome soldiers? Russian and Slavic folklore? Kickass ladies in eye patches (gotta get to book three for that one)? Oh course you do!

If you’re not convinced by the convergence of those delights, read her response to this commenter who says, “You had a great story and then you ruined it with unnecessary lesbianism.It’s so good.

That’s it for now. See y’all later.

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