Monday, April 7, 2014

Pack up the Pickled Jalapeño! (AKA: Details for Ohio, Texas and North Carolina events!)

Did I tell you I almost bought a Willie Nelson makeup bag for when I travel? Besides being totally awesome in every way, it seems like the kind of thing that could become a good luck charm, doesn't it? Like, "Turn the car around! I forgot my Willie Nelson makeup bag!

Alas, I don't have the bag. Yet. But I'm traveling to a few FUN events this week in Ohio, Texas and North Carolina to talk about A Snicker of Magic this week. Pack up the Pickled Jalapeño! 

Here's the info: 

O H I O - Tuesday, April 8th 
Reading, Presentation & Book Signing hosted by Fundamentals Bookstore
Delaware County District Library
Delaware, OH
6:30 - 8:00

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T E X A S - Wednesday & Thursday, April 9th - 10th TLA (Texas Library Association) Conference

San Antonio, TX

Wednesday, April 9th
4:00-6:00pm - Scholastic Literary Reception

Thursday, April 10th
9:00-10:00am - I'm signing A Snicker of Magic at the Scholastic Booth!

2:00-3:20pm - Graveyard Shift: Building Programming around Mysterious and Scary Books
A panel discussion with James Preller, Jonothan Stroud and Penny Warner moderated by Sally Miculek. I'll be the short girl in the skull-print cardigan. 

N O R T H  C A R O L I N A - Saturday, April 12thTween Panel Extravaganza hosted by The Fountainhead Bookstore

Skyland Theater
Hendersonville, NC

2:00 - 4:00pm
Ticket info:

If you're at any of these events, I hope you'll say hi (and show me a picture of your dog)!

In addition to these, I'm doing classroom visits at two schools near Columbus, Ohio. I didn't list them above, since they're private events, but I can't wait to meet those readers! The fact that hanging out with students, and talking about books and storytelling, is technically part of my "job" never ceases to amaze me. That's the best part, for sure. I'm forever amazed at the way words connect us all. 

I'll post a few updates on my Facebook page this week, if you'd like to follow along with the shenanigans. 

Have a great week! 


  1. I predict you are going to have a blast at TLA. They will all love your book as much as I did!

    1. I'm a bit fluttery-hearted at the fact that you just commented on my blog. Thank you so, so much! Texas was lovely. I'd been told that it's such a warm, inviting event. It truly was. Those librarians were wonderful!

  2. So excited to see you tonight in my little corner of Ohio!

    1. Christy! I am SO TICKLED we met! I only wish we could have chatted longer! :)

  3. Do you know how many Natalie Lloyds are on Facebook? How in the hayseed is someone supposed to find and follow you? ;0)
    P.S If you are looking for a classroom to visit in Colorado, my door is open and my students would think I am the coolest teacher of all time!

    1. Thank you, Sarah! I L O V E Colorado. My brother lives in Denver, so I check Colorado weather every day :) As far as Facebook, I can't figure out how to give it an easy-to-remember name (I'm a bit technologically deficient) but if you click the little "f" icon up there under my bio -----> it'll take you directly there. :)