Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yes, I'm a Kid Lit Groupie

Went to a work conference in Columbus, Ohio, last month and it turned out there was a writing conference in the same hotel! Romantic Times had some great workshops, including a panel on young adult fiction. Bought myself a one-day pass, and ... look who I found:

Left to right: Carrie Ryan, Melissa Marr, me and Jennifer Lynn Barnes. These three ladies are all uber-successful YA authors and uber-nice Blue Boarders!

(In related news, expect a rash of romance novels set in funeral homes a couple of years from now!)

Then, last weekend, I went to the first annual Gaithersburg (Md.) Book Festival, where I had the great pleasure of watching two of my favorite author friends present:

That's Sara Lewis Holmes holding her copy of Tom Angleberger's THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA and Tom Angleberger holding his copy of Sara's OPERATION YES. And if you look closely, you'll see I'm holding one of Sara's little green military men and a rather expertly made (if I do say so myself) origami Yoda.

Good times!