September 2002

Hope you all had a terrific summer! I did, with visits to North Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, and the Detroit area (twice). Hello to all the readers I met on those trips!

–A special greeting to those of you who have been kind enough to sign my guestbook. I love hearing from you and really appreciate your taking the time to write to me. This month’s Q & A update is the answer to a question from one of you!

–Thanks to Laura Godshall from the Eva Perry Public Library mock Newbery Club in Apex, North Carolina for the photo below:

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From left: Eva Perry Newbery club members David, Andy, and Leo at ALA with me in June.

–The audio book of A Single Shard is available from Listening Library/Random House. Broadway actor Graeme Malcolm did a wonderful job of reading Tree-ear’s story. Check your local bookstore or order online.

–I’ve been trying to make up for lost time in my reading! The Reading page has been updated with the list of what I’ve read this summer-as usual, some terrific titles!

–My appearance schedule has also been updated. (Please note that my calendar is now FULL for the 2002-2003 school year and I am not booking any new dates for school visits until spring of 2004. If your school is interested in having me come speak, please get in touch with Elena Murphy at Clarion Books at the start of the 2003 school year.

Happy back-to-school to all students, teachers, and librarians-Happy September to the rest of you. READ! Reading helps make dreams come true!

–In June, I was interviewed by Celeste Quinn of WILL radio in Illinois. [Note: webcast is no longer available.]

Scroll about a third of the way down to find the program on June 4.

–For an article on my recent visits to two bookstores in Michigan, Halfway Down the Stairs and Book Beat, click here.

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