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21st Century Storytelling: BLESSED by W.A.R Cynthia Leitich Smith

Have you ever read Cynsations? Been interviewed by Cynthia Leitich Smith or enjoyed one of her insightful blog posts? Well, now is our chance to meet Cyn in person and thank her for all she does for the Kid Lit community.

We are just days away from the release of Cynthia’s new novel—Blessed, the third installment in the Eternal series. I will be celebrating the book’s release here in Austin this weekend but soon after that Cynthia is on her way to the NY/NJ area, where the good folks at Candlewick are sending her on tour.

February can be frigid and Cynthia deserves nothing but a warm welcome—no matter how cold or snowy it is.

Please feel free to share her Blessed tour dates below with Eternal fans, teens, kid-lit scholars, and writers in your area who will not want to miss New York Times best-seller Cynthia’s appearances!

Sunday, 2/6/11 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Books of Wonder – reading/Q&A/signing to public with Another Pan author Daniel Nayeri (PUBLIC EVENT) 18 W. 18th St., New York, N.Y.

Monday, 2/7/11 10 a.m. to 11:34 a.m. Francis Lewis High School 6 p.m. Borders Bookstore – reading/signing (PUBLIC EVENT) Borders Columbus Circle 10 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y.

Tuesday, 2/8/11 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. New Brunswick Free Public Library – reading/Q&A/signing (PUBLIC EVENT) 6:20 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rutgers University — guest lecture, “Materials for Young Adults” — room 203 School of Communication and Information — 4 Huntington St., New Brunswick, N.J. Wednesday, 2/9/11 10 a.m. NYPL Mulberry Branch – visit with schools 10 Jersey Street (Between Lafayette & Mulberry Streets) New York, N.Y. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. New School Creative Writing Graduate Class – guest lecture 66 West 12th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Thursday, 2/10/11 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Brooklyn Public Library – Professional Development Day Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Brooklyn Public Library – Will You Be My Paranormal Valentine Party (with teens) (PUBLIC EVENT) Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza Friday, 2/11/11 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School Visit Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin HS, LREI 272 Sixth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 7 p.m. The Voracious Reader – “Will You Be My Paranormal Valentine?” event with Another Pan author Daniel Nayeri (PUBLIC EVENT)

Saturday, 2/12/11 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mercer County Library Event — West Windsor Branch (PUBLIC EVENT) 333 North Post Road, Princeton Junction, N.J. 6:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Cherry Hill, N.J. (Greater Philly area)(PUBLIC EVENT) 911 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, N.J. Best, Bethany Hegedus

Thanks, Bethany, for the e-mail!

Bethany Hegedus
Grandfather Gandhi (forthcoming, Atheneum Books)
Truth with a Capital T (Delacorte Press, releases Oct. 12th!)
Between Us Baxters (WestSide Books/09)

Co-Editor, Hunger Mountain Young Adult & Children’s


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