aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

I’m in the big-time now

Portland has an annual book event called Wordstock. I’ve participated a few times – at my suggestion. I didn’t do anything with it last year.

This year they contacted me and asked me to be part of the young adult activities! It made me feel like I was the real deal!

My first task was to condense my bio to 100 words or less. I was told to focus on the most current book. This clocks in at 100:
When April was eleven, she sent Roald Dahl a story about a peanut butter-loving frog. Dahl shared it with the editor of a children's magazine, who asked to publish it.

April has published six mysteries, including the young adult thriller Shock Point. It was an ALA Quick Pick, a Top 10 Books for Teens nominee, one of the New York Library’s Books for the Teen Age, on the Texas Tayshas list, translated into German, and a finalist for Philadelphia’s Young Readers Choice Award. Her next book, Torched, is a thriller about a girl going undercover in an environmental extremist group.

I've offered to teach for an hour - I like to teach, so that should be fun.

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