Bike Accidents and Book Giveaways

February 15th, 2009

The Valentine Day Contest is over! Just letting you know because for some reason I’m still getting entries even though the contest ended at midnight on Valentine’s Day.

Also just to let you know, I think it’s likely that due to the Friday the 13th bike accident sustained by He Who Shall Not Be Named In This Blog (see my Twitter page
for more info, but briefly, he crashed on his bike while trying to avoid being hit by a car, broke his elbow, and got a little banged up, but is otherwise fine), winners will not be notified, since I am now pulling double duty as a nurse.

So if you won, you will simply get a surprise book in the mail! How fun is that? That’s because I printed out all the haikus I liked, gave them to the invaluable Nancy, and said, “Make sure as many of these people as you can get books! Also: HELP! My husband broke his arm!”

So until the books run out, that’s how it will go. Sorry about it, but we are operating at Defcon 1 here due to HWSNBNITB’s inability to feed, bathe, or drive himself (this is when my not having a driver’s license really sucks, since he’s going to have a lot of doctor’s appointments soon).

All hands are now needed for helping HWSNBNITB, not alerting prize winners of their status, especially since I’m leaving for Chicago (HWSNBNITB has assured me he’ll be fine while I’m gone, and since people HAVE paid to attend this event, I feel bad canceling….Plus, HWSNBNITB will be well looked after by Nancy and Nurse Katie–Captain Bob’s wife–in my absence. Even Judy Blume has offered to pitch in while I’m gone)!

Speaking of Chicago, for those of you planning to attend the signings this week in Illinois, I will still be attending, but be aware, the VENUE HAS CHANGED:

Thursday, February 19
6:00 PM
IMPORTANT–CHANGE OF VENUE:
Anderson’s Bookshop
123 West Jefferson
Naperville, IL 60540
Tel: 630-355-2665
For more information about this event, click on the link below:
Anderson’s Bookshop

They are no longer holding the signing on Thursday at the Tivoli Theater. Contact the bookstore with questions.

Also, we’ve added a few more signings to the Tour page, including one in Key West!

Saturday, February 21st
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Anderson’s Bookshop 7th Annual Literature Breakfast
Abbington Distinctive Banquets
3S002 Illinois Rte. 53
Corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137
For more information about this ticketed event, click on the link below:
Anderson’s Bookshop 7th Annual Literature Breakfast

Monday, March 16th
6:00PM
A Chat with Judy Blume and Meg Cabot
Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series
Studios of Key West
600 White Street and Southard Street
For more information about this event, click on the link below:
Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series

Friday, April 3
4:30 PM
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive at Dairy Ashford
Houston, TX 77079
Tel: 281-497-8675
For more information about this event, click on the link below:
Blue Willow Bookshop
(Note: the Blue Willow Bookshop event is during the Texas Library Association/TLA Convention in Houston)*

May 28th – 31st
Book Expo America/BEA (New York, NY)

Come if you can!

Well, that’s all I have time to write for now. I’m needed by the invalid who can’t really do anything without assistance because he’s left-handed and that’s the arm he broke (I’m left-handed too but in the second grade I broke my left wrist and was in a cast for six weeks and learned how to do everything right handed as well, so now I’m almost totally ambidextrous. HWSNBNITB may not know it now, but he soon will be, too)!

More later.

Much love,

Meg