As I’m certain you know by now, YALSA is sponsoring a Not So Silent Auction on Friday night of the 2011 Midwinter in San Diego—that alone is a good reason to attend Midwinter. The donations are coming in and the list is already pretty amazing, but here are some details about an exciting Skype visit from author Terry Trueman: Terry Trueman, who offers Skype visits to schools and libraries for a standard fee, is offering a Skype visit to YALSA as a prize for its auction. His visit will be on whatever topic and covering whatever areas the winning bid desires; discussions of his books, his writing, his life or any more highly focused subject/content will be arranged prior to the visit via emails and phone discussions. Terry is a lively, fun presenter and we are sure his Skype visit will be a memorable and fun event.

And, here’s some scoop for you: By the time of the Skype visit, Terry will have some late breaking news about what happens “next” in the life of Shawn McDaniel who starred in Stuck in Neutral.

What a great opportunity for a librarian or teacher to be able to structure a visit based around teen interest or reading. Start lining up other librarians in your district, or teachers in your school, who will chip in with you to win a Skype visit from this popular teen author who’s written such books as the recent No Right Turn, Cruise Control, and the Printz Honor book Stuck in Neutral.

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