Well, you know. Maybe.
Yes. I sent my MATM application¹ out today, so wish me luck²!
You know that the Science World totally needs a little KidLit-izing, right? I could bring in a Whole New Audience! An Army of YA Lit Nerdfighters to Explore the Science!
I have to say: When I was working on my application, I had A Big Thought. There should be way more book events set at museums.
Think about this example: People could go to the Science Storms exhibit at the MSI AND attend a reading/Q&A/signing by/with Susan Beth Pfeffer for Life As We Knew It (and companions)! If marketed to the right audiences, it'd have awesome potential for crossover -- bringing the fiction to the science lovers, and the science to the fiction lovers. (Not that there isn't crossover already, but you know what I mean. Expaaaaaaanding the borders.)
Or Scott Westerfeld could go and read from Peeps at a museum with a parasite exhibit!
Susan Juby could go to a cookery museum with Getting the Girl!
Or... you get my drift. It could be cool.
¹My application essay is awesome, and I was happy with my short answers. We took my photo at the end of a humid day, so my hair had reached maximum frizz and makes me look like a crazy person, but, it is what it is. My video... well, my video got completed, which is something -- even if I did use the word 'so' like, fifteen thousand times. But, hey -- I use the word 'so' on a pretty regular basis anyway. SO that's okay. (Ho ho ho!) Even if I don't make it past the first round, I'm proud that I actually pulled it all together and applied!