I’m trying to recall all the videos I’ve seen of various author award acceptance speeches – events like last year’s Printz and Nonfiction awards where there were a mix of authors present and those accepting via video. Thanks to Brenda Kahn I have the source of M.T. Anderson’s video acceptance speech:
There were some other great videos linked to that and I wondered why someone in ALA never told me about them. Wait, I’m on the board, I’m supposed to know everything. (NOT!)
Now I’m trying to recall the name of the other author I watched one night who began her speech thanking the award committee members and telling them that she was going to tattoo their names on her body as soon as someone invented a way to tattoo without that hurting needle thing. Who was that? Where’s that video? I keep recalling her presentation and how much I enjoyed it. I resolved to never miss a book by her and then promptly forgot her name. What a weak memory! I can recall the people I sat beside and who ate what. Perhaps I should call them up.
While I’ve been playing trying to spark memories today, I have been visiting various author sites. Most of the authors won awards at ALA last year and I’m searching to see if one of these triggers my memory. If one of you would help me out, I could get back to the podcast I’m filming on math resources that’s due in 12 days.
I’m wondering if it was Deborah Heiligman, but I cannot find the video. Her website has lots of fun links to view: http://www.deborahheiligman.com/links.html
Have you ever played with the cow on Libba Bray’s website? http://www.libbabray.com/books2.html
When I played the video book trailer to Rick Yancey’s Monstrumologist, my students were hooked. Not just by the video, but by the sheer coolness of his website. http://www.rickyancey.com/monstrumologist/home.php
The students were disappointed with author Adam Rapp because they couldn’t find a good site for Punkzilla. I don’t blame them. I tried showing them an interview he’d done via email, http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/v28n1/angel2.html, but this is the generation of visuals and they were not amused.
If you attended the same event I did, could you please remind me who I’m thinking of? Then I can try to track down the video so you can enjoy it as much as I did.