With many of our department members off to the Texas Library Association conference this week, I can’t help but think back on my experience there last year. One of the best things, for me, is getting to attend the First Fiction panels at the various shows and I was fortunate enough to sit in on one with author Stephan Merrill Block last year. He is around my age and has published his first novel The Story of Forgetting last year. Talk about motivation! The paperback is out next week (4/7). Check out the awesome video on the novel below. It definitely makes me want to dive into my copy!