First, I just want to thank all the librarians who stopped by our booth at TLA. Holy-moly what a great week in Houston! 7000+ incredibly lovely people, so kind, friendly and engaged. It was a pleasure interacting with you all! Pictures to follow shortly.
Now, on to important business things like Wiley Cash chats and giveaways! Tuesday, April 24th, Wiley, 4pm EST, author of the beloved A Land More Kind Than Home, will be chatting on Twitter through the fabulous people at Earlyword. I know many of you participate in their galleychats on the first Tuesday of every month, and this will operate in the same fashion.
Tune in at 4pm EST, follow #ewwccht and begin a dialogue with this talented and charming young man whose book, Kirkus says, is "an evocative work about love, faith, and redemption." He'll answer questions, discuss his book and also give away a prize to one lucky winner.
At some point in the Twitter chat, Wiley will pose this question:
"Who is the fiction writer that taught at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and greatly influenced my (Wiley's) own writing?"
The first person to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct answer wins a 30"x 20" poster of the book jacket signed and dated by the author himself. How great would that look in your library?!
So tune in and get chatting with #ewwccht!