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An Unexpected Encounter with Tim Federle, author of BETTER NATE THAN NEVER & Giveaway
Feb 4th, 2014 by Liza Wiemer

How a Special Encounter with Tim Federle, author of BETTER NATE THAN NEVER and FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE,  Led to this Giveaway!

To order a signed copy of BETTER NATE THAN NEVER or FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NATE or TEQUILA MOCKINGBIRD 5446689call Boswell Books at (414) 332-1181

Today, I had an unexpected surprise. I was writing in Starbucks—attached to Boswell Books—when Hannah, one of the wonderful booksellers, came over to me and said, “Liza, come meet Tim Federle. He’s here signing books.”

Blink. Blink. What?? Tim Federle is at Boswells? Did I miss an event? No. Tim was in town visiting schools. I was deeply touched that Hannah thought of me.

After exchanging hellos and a handshake, Tim and I had a few minutes to talk while he signed away. He’ll be attending BEA this year, but not for his MG books. Hopefully in the not-so-distant future, Tim will have a picture book coming out. Details to come. I congratulated him on receiving a Stonewall Book Honor Award and an Odyssey Honor Award (for the audiobook) from ALA. He was at home in his pjs watching the live feed when it was publicly announced. Love that! (Mid-January, I was at an event with WI librarians to discuss and predict which books would win awards at ALA – BETTER NATE THAN EVER was one of them.) I watched the event live too, but not in my pjs. 😀

13414183We talked about how amazing it is to receive those royalty checks – I received one in the mail yesterday for my adult non-fiction book that was published in 1997 through Random House.  Thank you Stuart! (The amount could be used to cover dinner for two, and I am tremendously grateful! It’s amazing to still receive checks after all these years.) Discussing the book publishing process also got a few minutes of our time, sharing a little bit about our experiences.

Tim has a personality that radiates kindness and generosity of spirit. Despite the bitter cold of Wisconsin, our brief moment left me much warmer. Thank you so much, Tim! Now, I want to share that warmth with you!

I have a signed copy of BETTER NATE THAN EVER! (US or Canada only)

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