Wow! I gotta tell you, Oklahoma is amazing. I didn’t know what to expect after that phenomenal last trip to Norman (two weeks of awesome), but it shouldn’t have surprised me at all that the schools in Stillwater would be every bit as wonderful. It’s just weird, to have that many superhero librarians and uber-creative kids all in one place, you know? Something in the water, y’all.
I won’t bore you with any more yammering about how amazing it was… I’ll just show you pics so YOU can see. It. Was. Awesome.
It’s always a good sign when the first thing you see inside the school is a bulletin board with love notes from the kids! (Not shown: the sign OUTSIDE as well!) Thanks, Susie!
Another good sign? When the hallways are covered with MORE welcome signs! ALL the hallways. Whoa.
And when you get to the library? CANDY AND FANCINESS!
CANDY ALL FOR ME!!
Um, I think they gave me the candy because they THOUGHT I ate something else…
… but as you can see, there wasn’t any of my favorite food left…
Speaking of favorite foods, did you know if you joke to an Oklahoma librarian that you need 2 lbs of peanut M&Ms to be able to go on… they appear???
That is, IF the librarian is Rock Star Tammy Matlock.
Her students made MORE love notes!
The amazing Nikole Kelty made me AND all her students feel welcome by feeding us and decorating the library for a party!
Cara Smith did it all at her library! Decorations, student art, a bubbling kettle full of what might have been students…
… But Shenista Furman’s student art may take the cake. It covered the whole gym!!
Here’s a close-up of Lorelei!
We didn’t stop the party there! After hours dinners with all the super stars…
And presents for me! I got so spoiled.
Silliness at Eskimo Joe’s with Susie Masters…
And all the rest! Dinner that night was thanks to Kenneth Brown, who provided all the books – including the ones they’re shipping down to Texas next week, since we ran out!
So, that’s the fun I had last week! I’m teaching a funny and useful critique group/partners workshop for the Writer’s League of Texas this Saturday (Yes, you can still sign up!), and then… book launch excitingness begins for Wish Girl!
Oh, if you want to laugh at me? Check out this link. Yes, apparently I am a unicorn who eats children. LOL