Cynsational Tour: San Antonio, Chicago, Madison

With Greg Leitich Smith at Janet S. Fox’s Sirens launch.

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Time to dig out my winter coat!

This blog will be on hiatus for the next week while I’m on tour, continuing the launch of Feral Nights (Book 1 in the Feral series) and Eternal: Zachary’s Story, illustrated by Ming Doyle (Tantalize series)(both Candlewick).

My schedule includes school and library visits as well as university and bookstore events. Many are private, but the following are open to the public and I hope to see some of you there!

Teens! Join Cynthia Leitich Smith at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Curt’s Cafe in Evanston, Illinois.

Join Cynthia Leitich Smith at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at The Book Stall (811 Elm Street) in Winnetka, Illinois/Chicagoland.

Join Cynthia Leitich Smith and YA debut author E.M. Kokie at “An Evening with Cynthia Leitich Smith” at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Alicia Ashman Library (733 N. Highpoint Road) in Madison, open to the public and sponsored by SCBWI-Wisconsin. Event will include refreshments and giveaways! See more information.

Cynsational Event Report

Last week’s highlight was Library Palooza 2013: That Author Thing at Brandeis High School in San Antonio. Thank you to the amazing planners, volunteers, my fellow authors, the teen readers, and Barnes & Noble for making the festival such a success!

Author Jonathan Mayberry
My wonderful assistant for the day, Janette
Me with fellow Austin author Jennifer Ziegler
Author Marie Lu & her assistant for the day, Natalie
Me with author Adam Gidwitz (and author Chris Barton)
On stage with Jonathan, Adam, Marie, Jenny & author-illustrator Fred Perry
We presented to teens in classrooms (hello, choir!).
Lunch in the library
Book signing
We signed more than books!
Fred sketches in addition to signing.

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