Last week was pretty exciting–I was on a local TV show to talk about my latest book, held a storytelling event in honor of Hades, and started editing the next in the series, Thor Speaks!
Here’s the link to the interview:
I didn’t tell anyone about my appearance because I didn’t want to be nervous. Also, my TV-savvy brother, the wonderful Michael Alvear, warned me that sometimes you get pulled for various reasons, so it was better not to make a big deal of it. Well, I was nervous and probably talked to too much, but still, it was fun. And for my first TV appearance, it all went relatively well.
The next night, was my storytelling event at Little Shop of Stories in celebration of Hades Speaks! Had a small but enthusiastic crowd and the night was fun. I enjoyed putting out pomegranate cookies and delicious River Styx Sludge (aka brownie bites) from Sweet N’Sinful. The bakery did an incredible job on the cookies, didn’t they? Almost too pretty to eat! Probably the parents weren’t as thrilled with the sugar treats but they seemed fitting and were scrumptious.
I was glad I brought my trusty museum-replica Spartan helmet, which all the kids wanted to try on (they could as long as I helped them).
For the last story of the night, I gave the kids the option of hearing one from Anubis Speaks! or from the book I’m currently working on, Thor Speaks. The majority went for Thor. It was fun to share the wacky weirdness of a Norse myth. I can’t wait to show off the gorgeous cover Jesse Larson has created for the book. You’ll get a peek soon!
Meanwhile, thanks for the support, y’all!
Elizabeth Dulemba says
OMG Vicky – you were FABULOUS!!! You could not have been any better on that TV show and in person!! I love hearing you tell stories – you’re so awesome at it. Hugs, e
Vicky Alvear says
Thanks, e! You’re the best!