In case you didn’t know, I’m a giant. Don’t believe me? Check out how tall I am compared to these other very talented writers and artists! (Y’know, the shrimps?) Oh, and this is at Portland’s coolest bookstore, A Children’s Place. The event was a celebration of the new book,Oregon Reads Aloud – A Collection of 25 Children’s Stories by Oregon Authors & Illustrators. The book is a tribute to twenty-five years of SMART’s (Start Making a Reader Today) work empowering Oregon children for reading and learning success. Oregon Reads Aloud proudly features “the state’s rich trove of talent within the children’s literary community.”
The Community Partners for Affordable Housing invited me to its fundraiser. Everyone was super-nice, like these people! But I can’t remember what I was saying here. Maybe something like: “So I said, ‘What do you MEAN this isn’t spaghetti?’”
There are outrageous rumors that I wrote a novel about a birdwatcher (you know, The Drake Equation) just so I’d have a great book at the Audubon Society’s Wild Arts Festival. And I just want to say that those rumors are actually TRUE!
I talked about reading, writing, and my new novel, The Drake Equation, at Portland’s book festival, Wordstock. The photos show me on a panel with awesome author Kate Ristau and coolio moderator Diana Armstrong. (more…)