So after dwelling in the Cave of Revision (long hours, but a lot of fun, I must admit) I got up early on Monday morning and headed for the train station. Time to head to the Big City to meet with various editorial types.
Monday was a Simon and Schuster Day. (They publish my historical books.) Yesterday was a Viking Day, ending with a crowded and lively party to celebrate Viking’s 75th anniversary. It was one of those parties where you want to stop the clock because there are so many people to talk to and just not enough time.
Here is a small sampling. From the left, author Lizabeth Zindel, moi, Doug Whiteman, president of Penguin Books for Young Readers, Sarah Dessen aka writergrl whose new book Lock and Key hit stores yesterday, and author Susane Colisanto aka windowlight.
I also got a chance to meet the new author Madeline George, say hello to my agent, Amy, and bask in the glow cast by your ambassador and mine, Jon Scieszka.
I’m off to more S&S meetings right now, then I will attempt the ever-popular dash down the island of Manhattan to catch the late train out of Penn Station.
It’s better than taking a plane these days.