The annual Mt Airy Kids' Literary Festival begins tonight at Big Blue Marble book store. I'll be there tonight with my daughter for Amy Ignatow's Popularity Papers Pizza Party, and I'll be there in a more official way reading The Boy Who Cried Alien at 2pm on Saturday April 14.
There's a piece in the Phila Inquirer today about this, and here's what they say about my little part:
Brian Biggs will read The Boy Who Cried Alien, a cry-wolf story with a plot that evokes at least one Radiohead song ("Subterranean Homesick Alien").
"Aliens have landed and nobody's buying it," said the book's illustrator, whose panel-by-panel storytelling reflects his comic-book influence.
Biggs plans to have fun with the voices of the visiting aliens, the young boy – unaffectionately nicknamed Larry the Liar – and his fellow townspeople.
"It's a big, bold-colored, funny book," he said. "There's gonna be a lot of laughing."
I'm not misquoted. It will be funny. I will read in funny voices. The aliens speak foreign languages. Radiohead is a stretch, though…
Big Blue Marble is at 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119