Thanks, Decatur! San Francisco: You're Next!

What a wonderful weekend. DRAMA hit stores on Saturday, and Sunday I was a guest author at the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, GA!

I had a great time hanging out with authors I really admire (dinner with Dav Pilkey, and breakfast with Tom Angleberger and Cece Bell? How lucky am I!) and meeting kids and families from the Atlanta area. My presentation on Sunday afternoon was a lot of fun, and I beat the rain by just a few minutes! I also really enjoyed signing copies of DRAMA for so many smiling fans, and spending some time in Decatur's own Little Shop of Stories! What a fabulous bookstore!

(More photos from Decatur on the ol' Flickr page.)

Of course, the #DRAMAday contest began on Saturday and goes until Saturday, September 8! You can see the contest rules here. I've gotten some amazing entries already...keep 'em coming!

Next up is my extensive tour of the San Francisco Bay Area! I'll be signing in San Carlos, San Francisco, Pleasanton, and Oakland, and visiting schools all over the area--details below. At all appearances, I'll be joined by fellow Graphix authors Doug TenNapel (Cardboard) and James Burks (Bird and Squirrel), which should be terrific fun. Come say hello and get some awesome graphic novels for kids and young adults!

Graphic Novel Night! with Doug TenNapel & James Burks The Reading Bug 785 Laurel St San Carlos, CA Friday, September 7 6pm

Graphix Author Signing! with Doug TenNapel & James Burks Green Apple Books 506 Clement St San Francisco, CA Saturday, September 8 3pm

Meet & Greet/Signing with Doug TenNapel & James Burks! Towne Center Books 555 Main Street Pleasanton, CA 7-8pm

Graphix Author Signing! with Doug TenNapel & James Burks A Great Good Place for Books 6120 LaSalle Avenue Oakland, CA Sunday, September 9 11:30am Graphix Authors Event & Signing! with Doug TenNapel & James Burks Books, Inc. Laurel Village 3515 California St San Francisco, CA Monday, September 10 7:00pm

Raina Telgemeier