First, California. Next, My Winter Retreat.

I'm heading to Southern California today for CSLA's annual convention. I'll be presenting "Books Between Cultures" on Friday from 2:15-3:15, and then signing in the exhibit hall from 3:30 to 4:30. On Sunday, I'll be at the Author Brunch listening to Bruce Hale's speech and schmoozing with librarians. If you're there in real life, come find me, and I'll be sharing news from the conference virtually on twitter using hashtag #csla2009.

After that, I begin my winter retreat, backing away from the internet to create space for writing and the holiday season. I'll be lightly involved via social media and commenting on other blogs, but won't return to the Fire Escape until 1/8. It's cold out here anyway, right? Enjoy the quieter winter season, and I'll see you out here again in 2010. Peace be with you.


Anonymous said…
I really enjoy Mrs.Perkin's books. I have read most of her books and they are very good. I have been to india with my mom before for a isit. I like they red dots they wear on their foreheads. I saw some people wearing things on their foreheads familir to the red dots exept they had had esigns on them with little tiny gems on them. They looked very pretty. I wish i had those.
Anonymous said…
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! May light shine on you in this annual time of darkness... And lots of snow! Thanks so much for a year of wonderful stories, continuous efforts for readers and writers of color and for truly and honestly being YOU!
Wishing you a prosperous and joyous new year!