A glorious day of rest! Slept in, ate a sloooow breakfast, talked with Beth the Best Girl Friend, talked some more, talked, talked (you see where I’m going here) drank tea, talked, etc. This was all recovery from last night’s fun: a nice dinner and party that flew by way too fast.
OK, maybe not so scandalous. But you clicked. That’s how powerful words are.
The dinner had yummy food and highly dignified pats of butter, seen here with the help of the lovely and talented Lori Goodson of Kansas. It was put on by Penguin, who publishes all my YA books.
After dinner, we headed to the Simon & Schuster dessert party. I’m pretty sure I saw M.T. Anderson, but I didn’t get a chance to talk to him or stalk him for a photo. I did see these folks:
Very cool teachers Connie and Judy from Ohio, and Jill from New Hampshire.
Annette Curtis Klause, who had the best earrings, but this photo does not show them well.
That’s all for now. It’s time to get read for the ALAN reception, which is a gathering of teachers, professors and authors who all care deeply about books for teenagers. Will def. be a good night. Pictures tomorrow!