The American Library Association graciously invited all of us YALSA Morris Award finalists to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. I'll be flying in during the evening of Sunday, January 26, and then dining with my fellow nominees, Stephanie Kuehn, Carrie Mesrobian, Evan Roskos, and Elizabeth Ross, as well as the 2014 William C. Morris Award Committee.
If you're also heading to ALA Midwinter, here's where you'll be able to find me on Monday, January 27:
8:00-9:00 am: ALA Youth Media Awards, Convention Center Grand Ballroom A.
9:15-10:15 am: I'll be signing copies of In the Shadow of Blackbirds at Abrams Booth #713.
10:30 am-12:00 pm: YALSA's Morris & Nonfiction Award Program & Presentation, Convention Center, 103B Lecture Hall. (All of the finalists, including myself, will be speaking at this ticketed event.)
For those of you not traveling to Philadelphia for the Midwinter Meeting, a live webcast of the Youth Media Awards will be offered that Monday morning. I don't think you'll actually see me on the webcast; past video footage of the awards ceremonies shows the book covers displayed on a screen while someone announces the finalists and winners. If you do want to catch the ceremony live, please go to http://live.webcastinc.com/ala/2014/live/.
I will most definitely share photos after I'm back and settled!