And the Winner Is...Plus, Weekend Plans

And the winner of  the Warriors in the Crossfire giveaway for true BFF and fellow author Nancy Bo Flood?  My own sister-in-law, Shannon Smith, who commented on my blog via Facebook!  Congratulations, Shannon!  I promise I did not rig this, even though now it means I won't have to actually package and mail the book!  Nonetheless, I did not rig this. In other news, I am leaving for St. George basically as soon as I finish typing this (in other words, next year) (no, really, I have to be there tonight).  Why?  Because I'll be on a panel for the Utah Library Association Conference tomorrow, and I'm speaking bright and early with  YA writer friends Bree Despain, Sydney Salter, and Bobbie Pyron.  If you're a librarian and will be there, come say hey!  If you'll be in St. George because, for example, you live there, let me know and we can figure out a way to still say hey.  Because I don't discriminate.  Although I do love librarians...

Then, on Saturday, I'll be speaking on another panel.  This time the venue will be the historic Provo Library, for the Provo Children's Book Festival.   We'll have Utah authors and illustrators galore, plus Jenni and Matthew Holms of BabyMouse  fame, and the event is FREE.  So there's really no excuse not to be there.

Most importantly, one of my girls will be in her school's  Broadway-style musical revue Friday night, and there's no way I'm missing it.  Break a leg, Mariah!

What are your weekend plans?  If you don't have any as of yet, I'd love to see you.  And if you're some crazy-A stalker-type...I'd probably still love to see you.