Getting psyched... I will be reading from BRILLIANT for the first time, as part of an amazing group of authors on Wednesday evening, April 14.
For the past week, I kept thinking, hmm, I feel like I have something coming up for BRILLIANT. What was it??? And then I move on to other pressing concerns like where did I put that chocolate?
But then it hit me, just now, as I was finishing my 102 push-ups and 102 sit-ups (youch, it's starting to get hard, I tell you, and we have a long way to go...) Another benefit of all these crazy Ups in my self-inflicted Just One More workout (see earlier blog entries) is that while I am doing them, I remember vital stuff. It's weird -- I really do figure stuff out starting around 75 or so.
Anyway, phew. I am so happy I remembered tonight about Wednesday's Teen Read Event! It would have been horribly embarrassing to remember at 5 PM Wednesday, midway through a jog in Central Park... because with a lineup like this, I would fully have gone anyway, sweaty and gross though I would be. Now I will come clean and prepared.
I hope you can do the same! You don't even have to be prepared! (But clean is always nice.)
We'll be at The Jefferson Market Branch of the NYPL 425 6th Avenue at 10th Street, down in the Village. The reading begins at 6:00pm - 7:30pm. And, it's FREE. How great are libraries?
Check out this awesome crew of writers who'll be reading from their newest books:
Daniel Ehrenhaf - Friend is Not a Verb
David Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus - Dedication
Sarah Mlynowski - Gimme a Call
Marie Rutkoski - The Celestial Globe
Elizabeth Scott - The Unwritten Rule
Rachel Vail - Brilliant
Adrienne Maria Vrettos - The Exile of Gigi Lane
I don't have any copies of BRILLIANT yet, so I won't be able to give them as prizes or anything -- but I did just get a few copies of GORGEOUS in paperback... maybe I'll bring one of those, in case somebody does something prize-worthy.
You never know.
Maybe I will bring some treats, too, like maybe Hershey's Kisses or gummy somethings, in case many people do prize-worthy things. My mom and dad have always said you never want to be caught short on prizes. (They are pretty awesome that way.)
Now that I know I am going, I am so psyched to be going! Hope you can join us.