Friday, July 3, 2009

See You at ALA?

I'll be at the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago next weekend, so if you are there, I hope I see you. I'll be the one running around waving my copies of Sideshow and the new edition of The Silver Kiss with BONUS SHORT STORIES. *grin*

I'll be attending the Margaret Edwards Award lunch on Saturday and the Printz Awards on Monday night. You might also catch me sneaking in to listen to the Newbery/Caldecott award speeches after a riotous dinner with fellow authors, lurking in the exhibits hall, or cadging drinks at various publisher's parties. Oh, yes, I may very well actually attend some real live educational events, too, with my librarian hat on. No, that's an invisible hat--don't go looking for it. LOL I do have some librarian jewelry, though, thanks to my husband. Who knew that there were Library Club charms? I didn't.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I found Silver Kiss in my High School library. I am 26 and I really don't remember what grade I read it in, but it was the only book I read on my own throughout high school. It sparked my love of fiction especially supernatural fiction. I always remembered the book, but couldn't remember the name. I will be buying it to read it again.
-Melissa

Annette said...

What a nice thing for you to post, Melissa. I'm so glad that The Silver Kiss made a difference in your life. You made my day.

Anonymous said...

Before there was twilight?
I praise you! Both your books Blood and chocolate and The Silver Kiss made such an impact on me!
I did NOT expect the ending in The Silver Kiss, i was not disappointed though, i felt like it was the right thing, the right ending. Which is something i do not feel very often. PLZ keep writing! Yeah Twilight is good, but The Silver Kiss is, in my opinion, true love and sacrifice.

-Kelly Collazos<3

Anonymous said...

Before there was twilight?
I praise you! Both your books Blood and chocolate and The Silver Kiss made such an impact on me!
I did NOT expect the ending in The Silver Kiss, i was not disappointed though, i felt like it was the right thing, the right ending. Which is something i do not feel very often. PLZ keep writing! Yeah Twilight is good, but The Silver Kiss is, in my opinion, true love and sacrifice.

-Kelly Collazos<3

Annette said...

Thanks, Kelly! I'm glad you understood why I had to end The Silver Kiss that way. I'm trying to keep up the writing, but it's always a struggle to find the time and to overcome doubt about my abilities. The kind words of people who post here spur me on.

Jessica said...

Woah, woah! You doubt your ability as a writer? May I ask why? My other comment told you that I'm a diehard fan of Blood and Chocolate, but I also read the Silver Kiss. I loved it! I agree with Kelly, who said that it showed true love and sacrifice; both things that are lacking in Twilight. They're good books, but they're like hot chocolate pudding. Not a staple in a literary diet. Your books, on the other hand, leave you feeling wholly satisfied. I can't even remember how many times I've read Blood and Chocolate.

Annette said...

LOL, Jessica--don't you know all writers are insecure?
I'm blushing madly at your wonderful compliment. (Although I'm not sure I spelled compliment right. *grin*)

Jessica said...

Actually, yes, I suppose many writers worth their praise do question their abilities. It's a good thing to a degree. Being critical or doubtful makes you a little more realistic. It's bad when it starts to hold you back, though. But I guess I shouldn't be the one to talk, I have yet to finish my story let alone have anything worth publishing! I think if it gives you a sense of satisfaction and pleases you, that's what matters. Well, it was very nice to kind of meet you.

P.S. I hope you don't mind that I borrowed a name or two from B&C. I'd tell you but the admission makes me look like a horrible fangirl! :P I'm not obsessed, really, you just chose amazing names...

Annette said...

Well, we've all got a bit of fangirl in us. *grin* I have my moments, too. It's flattering that you used some of the names that I used. I love choosing the right names. Just keep at your writing and don't give up. You'll finish your story. I'm very slow,but I get there finally. Insecure but stubborn--that's me.