This week, unicorns attend a book launch; Bill Konigsberg celebrates the release of his new book; Sarah Dillard’s picture book takes to the slopes; and Lizzy Mason discusses her debut novel.
You Had Me at Unicorn
Kamilla Benko was greeted by friendly unicorns at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma, Calif., while on tour for Secret in the Stone (Bloomsbury). The book is the second title in the Unicorn Quest series.
Cue the Music
Author Bill Konigsberg recently spoke about his new YA novel, The Music of What Happens (Scholastic/Levine), at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Ariz. Konigsberg’s book tells of two teens who fall in love while operating a failing food truck.
Author-illustrator Sarah Dillard’s picture book I Wish It Would Snow! (Aladdin) was recently featured in a “Story Ski” activity at Mad River Glen Ski Area in Waitsfield, Vt. The activity was inspired by StoryWalk, a learning concept that uses the illustrated pages of storybooks to take readers on a walking adventure. Young skiers were invited to discover the pages of Dillard’s story hidden among the trees. Here, a skier stops at a new page of the story.
Lizzy Mason, newly installed director of marketing and publicity at Page Street Publishing, celebrated the publication of her debut novel, The Art of Losing (Soho Teen), during a launch party at McNally Jackson in New York City on February 19. During the event, Mason (l.) spoke with Bustle’s books editor, Cristina Arreola, about writing, reading, and working in the industry.