I am doing two events! The first, in May, will be to give a two minute speech to Jewish educators and librarians in New York City through the Jewish Book Network program. Hopefully, they will be so enamored with my speaking skills that they will want to share me at book clubs, library events, and school visits. In preparation, I’ve joined Toastmasters. I just gave my first speech and it was so much fun. Then, the following month, I travel to Boston to be on a panel with three other authors that examines history and fiction at the Association of Jewish Libraries. I couldn’t be more excited. I want my book to reach teens! They love it when they read it, but getting the word out there, in a sea of books, has been challenging. I am so happy to be able to share about it to our educators. My publisher, Boyds Mills Press, has been very generous and supportive. I feel fortunate. Now I better go write that speech….
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