Oh, the wonder that is the Texas Library Association’s mammoth annual conference! I only had two days there this week (due to other conferences I will blog about soon, which were also superb), but in those two days I lived a lifetime.
Okay, well I picked up enough books to LAST a lifetime anyway. 🙂 And met some amazing people, and saw some dear friends. Here’s a string of pictures, in case you are curious as to who exactly goes to these things…
Debut YA author Sara Kocek signing her wonderful book!
I snagged an ARC of Varian Johnson’s new MG, The Great Green Heist!
I attempted to take a respectable selfie of me and author/illustrator Don Tate, but Kari Anne Holt and Ruth McNally Barshaw photobombed us.
The utterly lovely Cynthia Leitich Smith busy at one of her signings!
A new friend! Author of Fat Angie, e. E. Charlton-Trujillo.
Oh, the company I keep! Here’s a quick snap of the panel I sat on: Deb Caletti, Leila Howland, Jennifer E. Smith, and Elizabeth Eulberg. They were wonderful!
Fun! I got to meet an agent-sister, Cora Carmack, who writes the spiciness. 🙂
Victoria Scott and Greg Leitich Smith signing at the Texas Book Festivals booth.
I snagged a copy of Bethany Hegedus’ newest, Grandfather Gandhi. So good…
A very blurry picture, as we were at fancy schmancy dinner – but here is the truly gifted author Jacqueline Woodson. A highlight of the week was spending time with her.
And the most fun aprt of all? Spending time with rock star librarians like Diane Collier! Oh, the conversations we had, the jokes we made, the blisters we wore on our heels hiking around the convention center for days…
And that was my two-day TLA recap in photos! It was a great week. Speaking of which, I should probably go write up a post about that other starred review now…