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After a long peaceful lull, things are about to get busy.

Thursday, I head off to speak at my former middle school, in the media center. (Don’t call it a library, unless you want to be scowled at.) I don’t exactly have good memories of the place (the school, not the media center) but I am grown up now and have to get past all that. Right? Right. Plus the teacher that asked me was really nice and I love to talk to people who have actually read my books.

Friday and Saturday nights, I’m appearing at a benefit for Manbites Dog Theatre for which pieces from Keeping the Moon and Dreamland have been adapted for performance. It should be really interesting.

Next, on Sunday, I kick off my readings for This Lullaby with an event at 3pm at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. I am hoping for a big crowd, but then again I have read before for three people (two of which came with me) so either way, you know, it’s all good.

Monday, I head off to a high school in Durham, where a girl is doing a report on one of my books for her English class. I’ve never heard anyone give a presentation on my work before, so it should be interesting to see.

Tuesday, I breathe. Hopefully.

Then Wednesday, I go to my local NPR station, WUNC FM , for an interview to be aired at a later date (hopefully I’ll know so I can link to it) on a show I love called The State of Things. I am so nervous about this, for some reason. Don’t know why.

After that, I have just long enough off to get bored before another booksigning and a trip to Atlanta, followed by a long weekend in Cape Cod. And then, hopefully, at some point in July…Toronto. We’ll see……