4:00 pm, at Linden Tree Books in Los Altos (http://www.lindentreebooks.com/)
A panel of YA writers discussing their favorite summer reads!
Featuring the amazing Dana Reinhardt (We Are The Goldens) and Katherine Longshore (Brazen). And, of course, I’ll be there too.
Cool Flyer: Hot Summer Reads
5-7 p.m. at Books Inc Palo Alto
What better way to celebrate California Bookstore Day (which, honestly, should be every day) than to get together with a bunch of writers and readers at one of my favorite local bookstores? Refreshments, browsing, chatting, and celebrating a deep love of the written word. There’ll be a gaggle of local authors and fellow book-lovers. Stop in!
2-4 p.m. at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park
An amazing foundation, Blue4Beban (www.bluefire.org), will be celebrating the winners of its annual writing contest.
I will be there to listen to the award-winning pieces, to talk with young authors about their work, to give insights into becoming an author and living the writer’s life, and to answer questions (I love questions).
I’ll be one of the judges at Saint Francis High School’s annual poetry slam.
Yet another chance for me to be moved and inspired by high school students and their creativity and poise.