I’ve mentioned the Dear Bully anthology before, which you can now find on Indiebound and anywhere books can be pre-ordered. I’m also writing a story for this e-anthology of a bunch of authors who debuted in 2009. The theme is “firsts.” I haven’t written mine yet, but I do have something in mind and it’s really sentimental and/or horrifying and/or funny.

I’ll also be presenting at this upcoming conference on Children’s Literature sponsored by the Loft Literary Center. Did I mention that the keynote is Arthur Levine? Even if I didn’t, the complete roster of presenters is impressive and so is the conference; this is my third year attending and I always have fun and learn a lot. Hope to see you there!

Finally, time is running out to enter the prize giveaway on my off-topic blog. The prize package includes an advance copy of Tanglewood Terror, a copy of Hawthorne’s name-inspiring Tanglewood Tales, and probably a few surprises. Best of all, it’ll have a BYRONGRAM. It’ll feature this little leprechaun, but probably in a more timeless get-up.