Several Blink authors made the Tome Literacy Society’s It List this year and attended Tome Con along with approximately 1,800 teachers, students, and media specialists. Tome Con, held at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville, Georgia, includes student competitions, an annual It List of children’s and young adult literature, book club activities, curriculum materials for educators, and an annual conference for both students and educators.
Blink books on the It List this year included: Solo by Kwame Alexander, In 27 Days by Alison Gervais, The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle, It Started with Goodbye by Christina June, Losing Brave by Bailee Madison and Stefne Miller, Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean, and The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill.
The conference was an absolute blast. Blink authors led panels on everything from “How To Be an Author” to “Writing Your Story, Beat by Beat”, connected with readers, signed books, hosted giveaways, and made plans to reunite in the future.
While not at the conference in person, Stephanie Morrill participated in a Skype session with students and teachers. She talked for a few minutes and then participated in a Q&A. The entire session lasted for 45 minutes.
Readers and educators in the Southeast should check out the Tome Literacy Society’s website for details about next year’s conference. Some popular Blink titles and authors will be participating in the 2019-2010 festivities.