See Ya' In New York

I'm heading down to NYC tomorrow to have lunch with Margaret Woollatt of Dutton (editor of my President's Daughter books) and Lucia Monfried, Senior Editor. Monika Jain of Kahani magazine is accompanying me on the drive as we're both participating in the South Asian Women's Creative Collective's Fourth Annual Literary Festival, Mixed Messages. If you're in town, why not join us for the free panel on kid lit on Saturday morning at eleven o'clock hosted by Marymount Manhattan College? Should be a lively discussion, especially as it's moderated by my articulate, thoughtful friend Pooja Makhijani.