My Week in Books: Texas Book Festival 2015 & More!
Every year, there’s a holiday I love more than any other. I get to see all my friends, and my family, and go to fancy parties, and eat too much, and enjoy the sights, and buy tons of gifts for myself and others.
Of course, I’m talking about the Texas Book Festival. And this year? May have been my favorite ever. I’m off to Oklahoma for some school visits in a few hours, so I don’t have time to fill in tons of links and share everything, but here’s some pictures! If you haven’t been, go next year. It may turn out to be YOUR favorite holiday, too!
Started out a great weekend with a Reading Rock Stars school visit at a local elementary school… where I gave away about 100 copies of Wish Girl!
Hanging out at a party with Margo Rabb and Rebecca Stead.
Best interview ever with 11 year old Michaela!
had the chance to meet some longtime online friends, like the amazing Salina Yoon…
… and YA author Adam Silvera…
… and A G Howard…
… and Meg Medina…
Took a panel selfie on Sunday with Nick Courage and Rebecca Stead.
Getting silly with Pig in a Wig author/illustrator Emma Virjan
Saw some of my parents’ long-time friends…
… one or two of my favorite librarians in the world. Hi, Diane!
Hi, Michelle! Why are librarians so stinkin’ cute???
Hey, that’s Cory Putman Oakes, amazing MG author of Dinosaur Boy! Oh, yeah, and someone named Margaret Atwood.
I’m so proud of my city and my state for hosting such a great, free event celebrating books, authors, and readers!