Hello fans –
This probably isn’t going to be much of a shock, given the state of the world today, but my spring tour for Tyrannosaurus Wrecks has been cancelled, as have most of my public appearances this spring. In addition, numerous festivals, like Yallwest and OMG, that I would normally be participating in, are being postponed until later in the year.
I am very sorry about all of this. Getting to visit schools and meet fans at bookstore events and festivals is one of the most wonderful parts of my job.
If you are a young reader — or even an adult one — I am sure that there is a lot of uncertainty in your life right now. I know I am not the only person whose events have been cancelled — and it is certainly possible that we are looking at several months of cancelled sporting events and vacations — and maybe even normal school or work is going to be very different for a while.
I am not an expert on any of this. The best I can do is quote what other experts are saying:
Do not panic. Be rational. Exercise good safety precautions. WASH YOUR HANDS A LOT.
And if you’re going to be staying home a lot over the next few weeks, maybe read a book or two?
Just know that, if you’re concerned about going out to buy books, you can still shop locally! Your local bookstore can order anything you want and probably even deliver it to you. Just click here to find the one closest to you!