ALA is completely overwhelming. Luckily, one of the first people I ran into were Debbie Ohi and Hazel Mitchell.
|Photo by Debbie Ohi|
|Hazel and Tracy|
|I finally got to meet Dan Santat's wife, Leah.|
I was on my own for the first day, but luckily, met Cindy Derby! We hung out all day and had a blast. Later I finally me Meg Fleming in person!
|Cindy Derby, me, Lea Lyon, Meg Fleming, Pam Turner|
|We found Renee Kurilla, too!!!|
|Here we are on a very loud and celebratory train full of gay pride partiers.|
|Not the Quitting Kind, illustrated by Tracy Bishop|
|Pipsie illustrated by Tracy Bishop|
I finally got to meet Judy Schachner in person!!!!! She is the sweetest!! You must get your hands on her newest book, Dewey Bob, when it comes out!!! I love it so, so much.
|Arree Chung of Live in a Story and author/illustrator of Ninja!|
Did you see this pic on Publisher's Weekly? I loved meeting Salina Yoon!!! She's the best!
And how cute is this guy?
I pretty much lost my ability to speak when I met my idol, Mary GrandPré and Barb Rosenstock.
I was a blithering idiot upon meeting Alexandra Boiger.
|How adorable are they? Philip and Erin Stead.|
And I met Linette Kim from the Bloomsbury marketing team. I have an announcement coming about this soon. She had me in tears!