I adore Austin. This is one of the coolest cities I have ever been to. BH, we really need to come down here on vacation.
I spent most of the morning on phone calls and LJ entries, then scurried downstairs for lunch with my collection of librarians, plus one professor.
Along with the Lamar students, we had kids from a couple of other middle school book clubs. But I didn’t get photos of all of them. And to be honest, I’m not sure which one this group is. Can anyone help?
After school was the stock signing at one of my favorite bookstores, Book People. A bunch of friendly Texans came out to join me, including LJ buddies breca_halley and xxtriplestarxx It was really fun to meet the people behind the comments.
Some old and new SCBWI friends came out, too, including this glorious woman, Cynthia Leitich Smith, aka cynleitichsmith, akaspookycyn, aka the author of Tantalize which you should go out and buy right now.
Last function of the day was hanging out with bookstore owners at the Mountain & Plains gathering. After that, I hit the wall. And as of this moment, I feel like I am sliding down that wall into a warm puddle of melted fatigue on the carpet. Time for bed.
Wake up too early. Hop a cab. No, won’t hop it. Will sit inside with seatbelt buckled. Take plane to San Francisco.
Noonish – Lunch with librarians.
4:00 PM Signing at Kepler’s Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park CA, 94025
7:30 Signing at Books Inc. (Not Your Mothers Bookclub)
601 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102