Oh, my—I haven’t created a new blog post in six years! And Word Press has changed! I actually had to Google “How to create a blog post in Word Press.” Change never ends, I guess. But there is one change I do welcome: the Texas Library Association conference is back and in person! It’s been more than two years since I’ve seen many of my Texas librarian friends, and so I’m looking forward to catching up next week in Forth Worth! For that reason—because I don’t want to miss any of you—here is an early look at my 2022 schedule:
Mon. Apr 25, 2022
12:00pm – 1:50 pm – Bluebonnet Speed Dating with Little Brown Books for Young Readers authors Aaron Reynolds, Dusti Bowling, Don Tate.
Location: Omni Hotel, Ballroom 4 & 5.
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Book Signing with Speed Dating participants. SWISH! THE SLAM-DUNKING, ALLEY-OOPING, HIGH-FLYING HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS. Ballroom 4 & 5.
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Book signing – Little Brown Books for Young Readers/Abrams. Aisle Number 8. PIGSKINS TO PAINTBRUSHES: THE STORY OF FOOTBALL-PLAYING ARTIST ERNIE BARNES and SWISH! THE SLAM-DUNKING, ALLEY-OOPING, HIGH-FLYING HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS. Aisle #8.
Tues. Apr 26
1:30pm – 2:30pm – Texas Authors and Illustrators Speed Dating (Round Table Committee sponsored) Check flyer at check-in for room #.
4:00 – 4:30pm – Live taping with the Van Show, Booth #2339
Wed. Apr 27
11:45am to 1:45pm – Bluebonnet Luncheon
1:30pm – 2:30pm – Panel “What’s New With Texas Picture Book and Early Chapter Book Authors and Illustrators” (Round Table Committee Sponsored). Participating authors: Lindsay Leslie, Christina Soontornvat, Emma Virjan, Kari LaVelle. Moderated by Vanessa Roeder and Susie Kravolansky. Check flyer at check-in for room #.
And don’t forget, you can still purchase raffle tickets to support the TLA disaster relief fund. I donated one print from Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters by Suzanne Slade. Purchase one raffle ticket for $5 or five tickets for $25. Tickets will be sold on-site at TLA 2022 in Fort Worth, and the winning ticket will be drawn at General Session III on Thursday, April 28 at 11am. Winner does not have to be present to win.