This is Day 2, no, Day 3, right? where is the coffee??
The trip down to New York started with a surprise: Amtrak was on time – AND – it stayed on schedule!
Dinner Thursday was with a group of teachers from Florida, including Professor Joan Kaywell whose book Dear Author: Letters of Hope continues to get rave reviews. I got to meet this wonderful family at dinner: from the left, (grandma) Barbara, (daughter) Bree, and (mom) Tamara who is the Florida English Teacher of the Year.
Yesterday started with a great walk down 9th Avenue to the Javits Center for the panel on YA fiction and Sexuality, chaired by She Who Knows Most Everything, Teri Lesesne, aka
Highlight of the day for me was finally meeting Rita Williams-Garcia!!
I have more to tell, but it’s time to head back to the convention. More later!