Events in my Life, Personal and Public! #unfiltered

One day, we’ll laugh about the time I went for a NYS teacher certification exam on March 17, and the testing center just happened to be next to an Irish Pub, with an outdoor patio next to my test room wall. Oh what the heck, let’s laugh about it now! #unforeseencircumstances
On a happier note, I’m going to be at YA FEST in Easton, PA. tomorrow, with a slew of amazing fellow authors! (All previously tagged by Yvonne Ventresca.) If you live in the area, please come and say hi!
And next Saturday I’m going to be part of the New York City Teen Author Festival’s NYPL The New York Public Library symposium!
It’s at the main branch, and the event runs from 1-5 PM. My panel is 4:10-5 PM, and I;m going to be reading from my older work, and my work now:
4:10-5:00 – What a Difference a Decade Can Make
Explanation: To celebrate the tenth anniversary of NYCTAF, we ask these authors to share where they were, writing-wise, ten and/or twenty and/or thirty years ago.
Selene Castrovilla
Timothy Decker
Kevin Emerson
Lauren Gibaldi
Kathryn Holmes
Tiffany Schmidt
Maggie Thrash
Nicola Yoon
And yes, it’s true: a decade can make a difference. Please come celebrate YA lit with me and the rest of the YA authors (my panel includes fellow New School Alumni Kathryn Holmes and Boyds Mills Press fellow author Timothy Decker) participating in this festival. YOU are the final part of our stories.
About #NYCTAF:
Nine days. Over 100 authors. The New York Public Library, Indie Bookstores, Barnes & Noble, and The Bell House. The 10th annual NYC Teen Author Festival is here, with panels, readings, and our mega-signing at Books of Wonder as the grand finale.  Come be a part of New York City’s biggest YA event.  All events are free to the public, though book purchases are STRONGLY encouraged. Seating is first come, first served.
PS: We’re doing The Big Read again in NYC high schools, and I’m proud to be a part of that, especially.
Here’s the link to the festival schedule:
See you there!

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