In the past eight months or so, I’ve finished three books. The Lost Kingdom (which comes out later this year on September 1st), Cave of Wonders, my installment in the Infinity Ring series (which also comes out on September 1st), and the first book in my Quantum League series (which won’t come out till next spring). This is not a pace I think I could keep up long-term, but it’s been so fun to work on each of the projects. Now I’m working on the first book in my science fiction series with HarperCollins, and it’s a blast, too.
I’ve also done a few events recently. I did a wonderful visit at Saint James School in Montgomery, Alabama (thanks, Benji!), participated in the Children’s Literature Festival at Truman State University, and presented at the conference of the International Reading Association in San Antonio with Matt de la Peña. I’d never been to San Antonio before. Can someone explain the river thing? I mean, was it a real river at some point?
I also got some new author photos taken. The result of which was this:
Many thanks to the talented Naomi Leu, who took the photos. If you live in the Salt Lake area and you’re looking for a photographer for yourself, your wedding, or another event, I highly recommend her. (You can find more about her here.)
I’ll be teaching at a few upcoming workshops.
The first will be the midyear workshop of the Florida regional chapter of the SCBWI. You can find out more about that here.
The next will be my Advanced Novel class at the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers workshop. I’ve mentioned that conference many times here before. It’s the place where I met my agent and got my start. If you’d like to register for my class, or the classes of any of the other amazing faculty members, check it out here.
Rounding out the month of June will be the Jackson Hole Writers Conference. To register and find out more, go here.