I’m quite literally jumping up and down with the upcoming author events that I’ll be attending in the next few weeks that I had to tell you about them before they happen. Of course then you’ll have to bear with me when I post about them after with a photo or two as evidence or for bragging rights. Heaven help me.
So later this week I’ll catch some of the annual scifi and fantasy writing symposium called LTUE (Life, the Universe, and Everything). Besides the Utah-based authors who will be participating, the guest of honor will be none other than Megan Whalen Turner (!), an author I never imagined coming to my state. I think I’m still in shock that one of my favorite authors and one of the most masterful YA fantasy writers is not only coming to my state, but my town, AND I have the chance to meet her. Hear her speak, snap a picture, and watch her sign one of her books. Sigh. Yep, definitely still in shock.
Next week I’ll be heading up to the lovely The King’s English bookshop to see Tahereh Mafi, author of the YA dystopians Shatter Me and Unravel Me. I’m crossing my fingers that she’ll be wearing these incredible wedges covered in shattered mirror pieces that she added herself.
In other news, I’ve decided to apply for the online MLIS program at Drexel University. (Many thanks to Alyssa and Heidi for the recommendation.) I know other bloggers who are bona fide librarians by day … so, has anyone else enrolled in Drexel or another MLS/MLIS online program? What did you think of the program or what is your advice to me? The application isn’t due for another two weeks and then I won’t find out if I’ve been accepted for another two, but I’ll keep you informed. I’m hopeful that I won’t find it necessary to take a complete blogging hiatus once the quarter starts, just cut back on my reading and posting, but we’ll see. It’s all for a good cause, right?