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California School Librarian Association Conference – Feb 2018

I had a fantastic time at the California School Librarian Association Conference, held in Yosemite, CA.

I was on a picture book panel with fellow authors (l. to r.) Marcia Berneger, Linda Joy Singleton, and Erin Dealey.

Erin moderated, so I introduced her.

As the panel progressed, audience member (and author-illustrator) Ashley Wolff sketched us!

Life imitates art.

My literary agency, East-West Literary was well-represented by fellow authors (l. to r.) Patricia Newman, Erin Dealey, and Gayle Pitman.

Our dinner centerpieces honored SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen.

Got to say hi to Mac.

The next morning, my wife and I went for a walk in the woods. Here’s a pair of trees hugging.

Here is one determined little sapling.

And here I am, bold outdoorsman with a dorky hat.

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San Diego Comic-Con Panel: Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature


I’m excited to announce that I’ll be moderating a panel “Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature” at San Diego Comic-Con. The panel will be held on Thursday, July 24 from 11-noon in room 5AB. This panel will comprise the award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors shown below. After the panel, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, the authors will do a book signing in room AA09. Which authors, you ask? These award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors!

The panel will also feature a sneak preview of the upcoming fantasy anthology, Beyond the Pale, with stories from Saladin Ahmed, Peter S. Beagle, Heather Brewer, Jim Butcher, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Gillian Philip, and Jane Yolen!

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Dr. David Brin

Dr. Brin has won the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Locus awards. His book, The Postman, was made into a major motion picture.

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Jim Butcher

The Dresden Files series is required reading for urban fantasy aficionados. It is a perennial New York  Times bestseller. The latest in the series is Skin Game.

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Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine is also a New York  Times bestselling author of the Weather Warden series and the Morganville Vampire series. She’s authored over 40 novels.

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Jason Hough

Jason Hough is the New York Times bestselling author of the Darwin Elevator series.

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Marie Lu

Marie Lu is the New York Times bestselling author of the Legend series.

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Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is the Bram Stoker award winning and New York Times bestselling author of the Rot & Ruin series and the Joe Ledger series.

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Henry Herz

Henry Herz writes children’s books, and has edited a YA fantasy anthology, Beyond the Pale.

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My WonderCon panel on SciFi/Fantasy Kid Lit

My WonderCon panel on SciFi/Fantasy KidLit featured awesome authors Frank Beddor (Hatter M), Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck), Nancy Holder (Wicked), Shannon Messenger (Skyfall), and Dan Yaccarino (Doug Unplugged).


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