10.13.14 October is my favorite month of the year because it’s festival season! What is there to celebrate this month?
1. I’m an October baby. Next week I turn fabulous 50 and hope to have 50 more years to write stories, ride horses, and love life. (My mom and mother-in-law both bake a birthday cake for me every year. One is always pound cake with chocolate icing; the other is an apple cake. Yum!)
06.16.14 Girls of Summer 2014 A girl band, ice cream, and 20 amazing books for amazing girls. At the library! What better way to kick off summer reading? Join Meg Medina and me with special guest author, Hannah Barnaby, this Wednesday, 6/18, 7 pm for our 4th Annual Girls of Summer book party! Details below:
03.17.2014 Last December I had the chance to participate in TEDxRVA Women with some amazing women! My talk combined two passions: the James River and writing with middle school students. Thank you, TEDxRVA for a transforming experience!
11.15.2013 I ♥ Middleburg, VA! Last night my daughter and I drove up to Loudon County for a Macadoo book talk. So many smart, curious readers! We discussed writing and revising, our favorite fonts, “research” (aka riding), and the many reasons to love horses. The best part? A beautiful handmade gift! Chelsea made me my first rainbow loom bracelet - a white one to remind me of good memories of My Sweet Albert. I will always remember Albert and YOU, Chelsea. Thanks to Gum Spring Library, Second Chapter Books, and everyone who came out for an amazing night!
Here’s my rainbow loom bracelet. It glows in the dark!
My dear friend, Albert and me. A few years ago, when he still had both eyes.
10.13.2013 We’re just back from a whirlwind of trip to the Southern Festival of Books, where I spoke to audience of readers and writers of all ages - poets, picture book writers, diarists. They were a fantastic group and made me feel so welcome in Nashville.
If you’re in my hometown, Richmond VA, this week you don’t want to miss the Virginia Literary Festival. There’s so much to choose from! One festival event that I hope you’ll check out is TEEN ‘13, a celebration of new middle grade and young adult books by seventeen Virginia authors.
I'm passionate about family, cities, rivers, old dogs, old horses, and old people. A perfect day is filled with these (and yoga, writing, reading, gardening, and cooking). Visit my author site: www.gigiamateau.com