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Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Whole Lotta Bologna

Oh, how I wish I could have joined the crowd in Bologna last week! For those of you who don't know, the Children's Book Fair in Bologna, Italy, is one of the biggest events of the year for kidlit. While it sounds like a great big kids' bookstore, it's really a place for industry pros to mingle and see what everyone else has cooking for the coming season. It's not primarily an authors' event--more of an agents' and publishers' event. One of the big reasons agents like to go is to see if they can sell foreign rights for their properties to publishers from around the world.

So no, I didn't get to go. But The Key and the Flame did! Michael Stearns of Upstart Crow took my baby in his briefcase to see what interest he could drum up. No word yet on whether his drumming proved fruitful, but we did get a little mention in Publishers Weekly, which gives me a shiver of goosebumps. After all, it's the first time my book has been mentioned in a publication! Click on the link to read about TKTF and some of the other new books coming out in 2013.

For more photos of the fair, check out this montage from PW.

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  1. That is awesome that you got a mention in PW! Way to go!

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    1. Thanks, Hallie! It's kind of a dorky writer's thrill.

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  2. So very awesome! I hope you get to hear some really great news! My book went, too, but my edits aren't done for a few more months, so likely nothing will happen for a bit.

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    1. You never know, Peggy! I'm hoping for great things for all of us.

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