Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Flying to Chicago

I hardly ever travel, but lately I've turned into quite the jet-setter. I'll be at the Kansas Author Dinner in Wichita this Thursday, at an awards luncheon in Chicago on April 12, and at a book fair in Manhattan (Kansas, not the famous one, but a very nice town in its own right) on May 4.

I'm excited about the trip to Chicago for a couple of reasons: 1.) it's Chicago; and 2.) the reason I'm going is to accept an award. The Friends of American Writers gives four awards each year—two to adult books, one to a children's picture book, and one to a children's chapter book—and this year my novel, Airball: My Life in Briefs, won the award for children's chapter book. I'm stunned (in a good way) by the news.

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