Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry


'Round the end of October, I'm going to see Philip Pullman and Megan Whalen Turner!

I was just feeling a little sulky because all the interesting conferences seemed so far away and unaffordable, and then I stumbled across a post about this on the Verla Kay message board. Perfect! Pullman--well, 'nuff said--and I've read and enjoyed some of Kenneth Oppal's work, and heard lots of great stuff about Turner (I've put her first book on hold at the library so I can read at least it ahead of time). Plus it appeals to the logical/scientific side of me as well as the artistic side.

Anyone want to join me? :D


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 17th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
I'm not going to be at the conference itself, but I'm trying to set up a meeting with MWT on the Friday night over on sounis...
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
Neat! Would that be during Pullman's talk/before/after?
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
Probably around suppertime on the Friday night, before Pullman's talk? I'm not sure, as we're still trying to confirm with MWT. If you're around then, it would be neat to meet you!
Sep. 17th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
apparently my SIL knows Megan...I'm not sure in what capacity, but when THE THIEF came out, she gave me a copy and said, "We know her. Read this." I did. I liked it, though I haven't yet gotten into the second and third books.

Hope you have a great time!
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, maybe you'll get to meet her some time! Got that family connection. :D I've heard great things about her books, so I've been meaning to read them anyway--this just gives me a push to get going.
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
The second and third books are, IMO, exponentially better than the first. I thought the first was okay but didn't see anything that special about it; after reading II and III, though, I was firmly hooked. (And now I love Book I as well, but it took me another reading to really appreciate it.)
Sep. 17th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
I *wish* I could go! Lucky you!
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
Sure you can! Just hop on a plane! ;)
Sep. 18th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
Hey Megan, I recently discovered your blog and friended you. Given who'll be at that conference, and given that you write YA, I don't see how you'll have anything but fun.
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
Hi there! Always glad to make new LJ friends. :)
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Jealous! I can't go see Pullman thanks to college/work/general lack o' funds. Pooh. You'll have to tell me all about it!

And hey, did you see this other GUTG? http://www.sherisinykin.com/current_books.htm
( 11 comments — Leave a comment )

My Books

Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

Latest Month

May 2017
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow