If you live in or near Tucson, Arizona, come see me this weekend at the Tucson Festival of Books. Over 300 authors and illustrators will be talking, reading, and signing. After my work is done, I plan to hear Richard Peck and Gail Carson Levine as my reward. And I will be on stage with Jim Deem, who won a Sibert Honor for Bodies From the Ice, about ancient human remains found in a melting glacier. He writes great books about strange things like preserved bodies in bogs and plaster casts of the victims of the volcano eruption in Pompeii.Right up my alley.I find that these events often give me more than I give. I plan to soak up all the inspiration, wisdom, good humor, and common sense I can to use when I get home and tackle the final (I hope) rewrites for Alchemy and Meggy Swann.