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When the Whistle Blows
I want to invite you all to join me at my first book signing in New York City!  Here are the details:

Where:  

Books of Wonder, Manhattan  

http://www.booksofwonder.com/nycstorelocandhours.asp

Who:

Ellen Hopkins - Tricks, Identical, Crank (Simon and Schuster) (YA) http://www.ellenhopkins.com/
J.T. Dutton - Freaked, Stranded (Harper Teen) (YA) http://www.jtdutton.com/home.html
Lisa Greenwald - My Life in Pink and Green (Amulet Books) (MG) http://www.lisagreenwald.com/books.html
Sydney Salter - My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters, Jungle Crossing http://www.sydneysalter.com/
Ann Haywood Leal - Also Known as Harper (Henry Holt) (MG) http://www.annhaywoodleal.com/Ann_Haywood_Leal/Welcome.html
Fran Cannon Slayton - When the Whistle Blows (Philomel/Penguin) (MG) http://www.francannonslayton.com
Albert Borris - Crash Into Me (YA)  http://www.albertborris.com/

I am hoping some of you might be in NYC for the SCBWI Conference and will be able to join us - it's going to be great fun - a panel discussion about our books and writing!

Here is your "official" invitation:  please RSVP if you can make it!  (And please tweet, blog or facebook about it if you don't mind!  We are hoping lots of people will come!)

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=264346959027&ref=mf

Hope to see you there!
Fran

When the Whistle Blows is Available for Pre-Order at Amazon!

"An unassuming masterpiece." --Kirkus, starred review

"This is nostalgia done right." -- School Library Journal, starred review

“When the Whistle Blows is reminiscent of classic tales by Jack London, William Golding and Robert Louis Stevenson, yet carries the remarkable, fresh voice of its author. Fran Cannon Slayton should be extremely proud of this, her debut novel.”
—Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank and Identical and National Book Award finalist

"[When the Whistle Blows] is a growing up novel that includes scenes reminiscent of Richard Peck's Long Way from Chicago and has a classical mannerism that will steam its way on to state award lists all over the country. . . This novel is fresh, smart, witty, warm, well-written, funny. . . an amazing novel."
—Diane Chen, American Library Association board member and School Library Journal blogger

“With wit and warmth Fran Cannon Slayton recounts a steam-driven coming of age story in the last of the real railroad days.”
—Richard Peck, author of A Year Down Yonder

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