My assistant Kerri told me today: “It smells of hope outside, and I want every bit of it.” Oh, spring, how we’ve missed you! The weather is finally warming up, and in the weeks leading up to the publication of my latest book, so is my schedule!
As promised, here are the details for my virtual book tour to launch Merci Suárez Can’t Dance (on sale April 6,) which comes to you with the help of some beloved indies and conferences from coast to coast.
Virtual visits are tricky in the age of Zoom. First, there’s the issue of screen fatigue. Trickier still is that anyone can sign in from anywhere, so while the audience reach is exponentially bigger, the pressure is on presenters to make sure each visit is dynamically different for the fan base at each store.
As you’ll see, with the exception of a solo, school-focused visit at Politics & Prose in DC, I’ve decided on the “in-conversation” model with some of the most exciting veteran authors working today. I’m so thrilled to have a chance to think aloud with them and to bring our work – and our relationship – to you. You can scroll through the gallery below to see some of the exciting books we’ll talk about.
But here’s where you come in.
I’m wondering if you’d like to help me tailor our talks at each stop on the tour by shaping the topics we broach. What would you like to ask of me and/or one of my special conversation partners? Do you want to know about film work? Awards? Advocacy? Our favorite foods? Our biggest frustrations? Our pets, kids, manias? I’m all ears and would so appreciate the help. To that end, I invite you to leave a question or two below in the comments section. I’ll collect them and use them in the different chats.
As always, I appreciate your pre-orders through the sponsoring bookstores or wherever you make your purchases. See you on the tour!
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I have a question for you and Linda Sue Park. Both of you write books for children ranging from really young and upwards through middle grade (and beyond for you, Meg). How challenging is it to switch from one age range to another when writing your books? Do the young people in your life influence your decision about whether to write a picture book next or a middle grade? Or YA?
Thanks in advance,