I must say that taking a day off to move when you have so much to do at work can be really quite guilt-inducing, yet at the same time, how freeing! I’m taking a break from packing clothes and cat stuff to eat lunch entirely too late in the day, and of course checked my work email at the same time. Glad I did, because there were some sketches to look at, some questions to answer, and some good news to hear. 

For those of you in the Chicago area, you’ll want to mark your calendars for April 19, because Hallowmere author Tiffany Trent (

) will be in town for Support Teen Literature Daysuggestions at the ALA web page, like writing letters to the editor of your local paper, getting adults to talk about books that they loved as teens, and encouraging your own teens to be active at the library. Those suggestions are mainly aimed at teen librarians, so if you’re not a teen librarian, you might go make a connection with your teen librarian and check out all the interesting things he or she is doing to reach out to teens in your library.

I’m back to work on the packing. Moving the kitties up tonight to the new place, so let’s hope for good traffic so they don’t cry in the car for too long. I’ve gotten out of the habit of taking them on drives with me, so it could be a little more stressful than they’re used to. But we’ll be installed in th
e new place soon, and they’ll be so happy to have an entire house to run laps in!