Banned Books Week
YA for NJ: An Auction to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Recovery

NCTE schedule. And new book title!

My next YA novel has a title. I am happy, because I tried about 48 titles on it for size. 


It should come out Spring 2014 if I don't mess anything up too badly. 


Also: Here is my NCTE12 schedule (that's the National Convention for Teachers of English and one of my favorite conferences).

Please note that I have both E. Lockhart and Emily Jenkins hats on at the conference, because my Toys Go Out and Invisible Inkling books are often used in elementary schools as One School or All School Reads. And for YA, I am on a fab panel with some academics, David Levithan and Frank Portman about Catcher in the Rye and its influence on the young adult novel -- plus stuff about teaching it and its descendents. 

Friday, Nov 16:  I get there middle of the day. I will be cavorting around the floor and maybe going to some cool panels (did you see the one with Blake Nelson and Cecil Castelluci on music? Did you see the one with Aprilynne Pike and a lot of other fantasy authors? Both at 2:30 and competing for my attention). If you see me and want to meet me, please come up and say hello. Don't be shy!

Saturday, Nov 17: 9:30 AM Grand Ballroom 119 Level One
Holden Caulfield and His Heirs Meet the AP Exams and the Common Core Standards. 
Me, David Levithan, Frank Portman and scholars who will speak intelligently while me, DL and FP call each other phoneys.

2:30-3:00. Random House autographing, booth 620 Marquee ballroom
I am signing Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party and Toys Come Home, written under Emily Jenkins. These are middle-grade. I'll have the info about my elementary school visits, too. 
I am ALSO signing E. Lockhart books pubb'd by Random: including The Boyfriend List and its sequels, and maybe Fly on the Wall.  

3:00 -4pm HarperCollins autographing, booth 522
I am signing Invisible Inkling and its sequel, Invisible Inkling: Dangerous Pumpkins, written under Emily Jenkins. These are boy books, buddy comedies with a little magic, good for grades 2-5.  School visit info available here, too. 

4:00 - 5 pm  Hyperion autographing, booth 415
I am signing The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and maybe Dramarama if they have copies. DHFLB is the book of mine most used in schools. 

Then I'll be at the Random House author and educator dinner -- and that's it. 

Come by and see me!