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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

You're invited...

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Hello dear readers,
Lil Dude is home sick today, so I'm grabbing a few minutes here and there to work (I couldn't for the life of me get him to take a nap... argh!)  Anyway, real quick, I'll let you know about two upcoming book release events for THE QUEEN OF WATER here in Ft. Collins.

March 12, Saturday, 6 pm, Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut St., Fort Collins, CO
Chatting, signing, reading, music, food, fun... (I bought a popcorn popper for this event!  My co-author, Maria Virginia, serves popcorn (or some variety of popped/toasted corn) at every meal...mmm...)

April 9, Saturday, 2 pm, Barnes and Noble, 4045 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO
Chatting, signing, reading, fun (I'll see if I can serve freshly popped popcorn at this event, too!)  

Mark your calendars!  Bring friends and family!  Thanks for spreading the word.... I hope to see you there!

And before I bid you farewell and cuddle with Lil Dude and watch Wall-E for the 20th time, here's something cool:  Random House put together a "Books of Laura Resau Readers Guide"!  So pretty... you can see it here.  (My mom and I are in the midst of writing a longer, detailed discussion guide specifically for The Queen of Water... I hope to post that next month, so stay tuned!

Okay, Wall-E awaits...


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teatime and *Stars*!

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Hi dear readers!

I'm here in winter wonderland, having a spot o' tea (as Lil Dude calls it) and feeling happy about *more* good Queen of Water news... a second starred review, this one from Booklist! 

* "A moving, lyrical novel that will particularly resonate with teens caught between cultures." 
-- ALA Booklist

And we have official word that Queen is a Junior Library Guild selection... hooray! Maria Virginia and I are so, so grateful that all these nice things are happening with Queen... each bit of recognition helps get the book into the hands of more readers.

In the midst of this excitement of preparing for the book's release, I'm also waiting (nervously) for revision notes from my editor on The Jade Notebook.  And I'm still trying desperately to catch up with all the (very patient) friends I neglected over the last few months of being completely absorbed in finishing the manuscript.  (Sorry!)  Tea n cake times with Lil Dude have become more frequent... bright, warm spots in wintertime...



Hip hip cheerio! (as Lil Dude says...)

Wherever you are, I hope you're staying warm and cozy...