. . . doesn’t that sound Shakespearean? I’ll be there June 21, as a guest of awesome YA librarian Marissa Goodell, speaking at the Romeo District Library.

We’ll start at 1:30 PM, kicking off the library’s teen summer reading program: its theme is “Metamorphosis,” than which there can be none more appropriate for young people. (Whee, grammar!)  At what time of our lives does the rollercoaster of change speed, swerve, plunge and rocket more alluringly, terrifyingly, or to such good purpose — along with those maddening moments when it feels like you’re stranded on miles of dead track, with nothing happening and no future in sight?

Marissa and I have already had some very rich back-and-forth on Headlong, so I’m thinking we’ll be discussing that, as well as Kissing the Bee, YA novels in general, writing in general, metamorphosis, and anything else that sits up and asks for attention. Oh, and signing some books, too. Hope to see you there. . . Is it coincidental that a character in a book I’m now writing is named “Juliet”?