I’m Going to the Texas Book Festival!!

I’m Going to the Texas Book Festival!!

It’s official! I’m a featured author at the 2018 Texas Book Festival, and I can’t be more honored and excited.

The entrance to the Texas Book Festival Author Lineup Reveal Party.

The entrance to the Texas Book Festival Author Lineup Reveal Party.

I’ve been going to the Texas Book Festival for years, getting inspired as I listen to authors talking about their craft and books. It’s hard to believe that this year, I’ll be one of them, talking about THE BOY, THE BOAT, AND THE BEAST and more, and hopefully inspiring future authors.

Last night I attended the Author Reveal party at an absolutely beautiful house in Austin. Have a look at the entrance in the picture to the right…

Nice, huh? There were peacocks in the driveway. I don’t think I need to say anything else… 🙂

Of course, the best part of being in the Texas Book Festival is the other authors who will be there with me. The full list is huge, and you can see it here, but I’ve got a few of my personal highlights:

Crystal Allen with middle-grade novel THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: MYA IN THE MIDDLE

Cate Berry with picture book PENGUIN AND TINY SHRIMP DON’T DO BEDTIME

David Bowles with collection FEATHERED SERPENT, HEART OF SKY: MYTHS OF MEXICO

Vaness Brantley Newton with picture book GRANDMA’S PURSE

Amy Rose Capetta with young adult novel THE BRILLIANT DEATH

Margaret H.K. Choi with young adult novel EMERGENCY CONTACT

Cynthia Leitich Smith, Rita Painter, Jo Whittemore, me and Don Tate at the Texas Book Festival Author Lineup Reveal Party. Photo thanks to Don Tate.

Cynthia Leitich Smith, Rita Painter, Jo Whittemore, me and Don Tate at the Texas Book Festival Author Lineup Reveal Party. Photo thanks to Don Tate.

Bill Cotter with middle-grade novel SAINT PHILOMENE’S INFIRMARY FOR MAGICAL CREATURES

Carolyn Dee Flores with picture book THE AMAZING WATERCOLOR FISH/EL ASOMBROSO PEZ ACUARELA

Kendra Fortmeyer with young adult novel HOLE IN THE MIDDLE

Liz Garton Scanlon with picture book DEAR SUBSTITUTE

Bethany Hegedus with picture book ALABAMA SPITFIRE: HARPER LEE AND THE STORY OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

K.A. Holt with middle-grade novel KNOCKOUT

Varian Johnson with middle-grade novel THE PARKER INHERITANCE

Patti Kim with middle-grade novel I’M OK

Cynthia Leitich Smith with young adult novel HEARTS UNBROKEN

Michael Noll with craft book THE WRITER’S FIELD GUIDE TO THE CRAFT OF CICTION

Vanessa Roeder with picture book LUCY AND THE STRING

Nisha Sharma with young adult novel MY SO-CALLED BOLLYWOOD LIFE

Natalia Sylvester with adult novel EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME

Don Tate with picture book NO SMALL POTATOES: JUNIUS G. JONES AND HIS KINGDOM IN KANSAS

Jo Whittemore with young adult novel SUPER GIRL: CURSE OF THE ANCIENTS

Jaqueline Woodson with picture book THE DAY YOU BEGIN and young adult novel HARBOR ME

The 2018 Texas Book Festival is Oct. 27-28. I hope you’ll join us.

Check out more photos from the Author Lineup Reveal…

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