Almost finished with crazy 8-day, 3 conference, 2 festival, 3 bookstore, 4-school super-trip. Exhausted, but really looking forward to final event… keynote speech for VEMA tomorrow. (Virginia Educational Media Association conference.)
During the week I ate with John Bemis — Clockwork Dark — and later with Marfe Ferguson Delano —Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein.
Got to hear Nikki Giovanni and Ashley Bryan read poems.
Got to see a few favorite authors again: Madelyn Rosenberg, Alison Hart and Kathy Erskine.
And got to meet Calpurnia Tate author Jacquline Kelley and Soar, Eleanor! author Tami Lewis Brown!
What a job!
Have I mentioned on this blog how much I like “A Tale Dark and Grimm?”
It’s one of my competitors for the E.B. White Award and seriously… E.B. White would have loved this book! (I’m guessing.) So I’ve told Adam I hope he wins and I do.
He deserves it … plus I’ve already got an award and now I’ve got a (digital) medal to go with it!
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