Wednesday, November 12, 2014

YA Guy Visits... Schools and Libraries!

YA Guy's discovered that one of the coolest things about writing books for young people is that you get to visit schools and libraries to talk about your book, the writing life, and lots of other things besides! (At a recent library visit, the middle schoolers I addressed were very interested in what I'd eaten for breakfast.) Here, for fun, are some pictures from recent events!

At Community Library of Allegheny Valley

At the new Teen Space in the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty branch

On a panel with other local YA authors at the Peters Township Public Library

And here's my book on a library shelf, next to books by friends in one of my author groups!

More events are coming up, so I hope to post more pictures soon! In the meantime, if you're a teacher or librarian looking for YA authors to address your students, drop me a line--I'm newly on Skype, so even if it's not local, we can make it happen!


  1. It IS awesome, isn't it? When I retired from teaching, I knew I was really going to miss interacting with kids on a daily basis -- and I do. That makes every kid-oriented event special. Especially when I went back to my old school last Friday for Career Day and was almost hugged to death by all my former students!

  2. Love seeing the pics of the students attending book events. I wish we'd had more at my school when I was growing up!

  3. Thanks for the comments! It's so cool to look out into an audience of kids and see three or four hands up in the air! (Or even one or two!)

  4. Whoo hoo! That's very exciting about the library visits. On a side note, we have a Carnegie library here in Edmonds, WA too, but it's been converted into the two museum. It's a gorgeous building.