SMILE T-SHIRTS ARE BACK!! Plus Miami, NCTE, & Other News!

November 12th, 2014

Many of you have asked about it, and finally, I’m pleased to announce that SMILE T-shirts are BACK! We’re taking orders for the holiday season over on THE COMICS BAKERY website. Please place your holiday orders by December 17 at the very latest to receive them in time for Christmas!

Also, I’m doing two final events to ring out the year! I’ll be in Miami, FL and in DC for the Miami Book Fair and NCTE, respectively.

Miami Book Fair International
Miami, FL
Saturday, Nov 22

11:30am – 12:30pm
Storytorium Stage
Panel Event with Michael Fry and Grace Ellis

12:30 – 2pm
Centre Gallery, Building 1, 3rd Floor, Room 1365
Best American Comics 2014 with Charles Burns, Ben Katchor, Aydin Koch, and Ed Piskor, moderated by series editor, Bill Kartapoulos


NCTE Conference
Washington, DC
Sunday, Nov 23 & Monday, Nov 24

I believe NCTE events are only open to conference attendees, but I encourage anyone in attendance to join me at my programs! I’ll be signing Sunday at the Scholastic booth from 9-10am, then speaking on the graphic novels panel at 10:30. Monday, I’ll be at the 9:05 ALAN session!

Just a few other notes & news bites for you guys:

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***I recently created a new poster for the ALA Reads campaign, and you can order a copy here! There are also bookmarks available (in packs of 100).

***Want a signed/personalized book for the holidays? You can order one from my local indie bookstore, Astoria Bookshop, and they will ship it to you! Please submit orders by December 17 (Dec. 10 for int’l orders) to assure they arrive in time for Christmas.

***In honor of SISTERS being in the semifinal round of the Goodreads Choice Awards, I’ve opened up the ASK THE AUTHOR feature on Goodreads for a few days — ask me anything until the end of the day Saturday (11/15) and I’ll see what I can do! I’m not able to answer all of the letters I receive these days, so doing this sort of public Q&A is really useful for me!

That’s all for now!