Me and Romy at the Feiwel and Friends booth, signing copies of Get Well Soon.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
ALA Chi-Town Part One
Wow. What a weekend! ALA was so fun that I think I forgot about most of it. It was really stressful, though, being a librarian, a mom, and an author. I don't think I did any of the three particularly well this weekend. No, I take that back. I think I did the mom piece really well. Romy was great and so comfy and slept perfectly, so I handled that. In fact, I think I may have mommed it up a bit too much sometimes (see Andrew Smith's post on our conversation with Sarah Dessen. I think I talked about breastfeeding with every person I met). Some-- and certainly not all-- of the highlights of my trip: a great dinner with some fabulous librarians on Friday night (where I managed to steer the conversation into Top Chef territory upon the arrival of some scallops as an appetizer), watching a swarm of librarians surround my husband for his book signing on Saturday, hanging out with a very cool group of book bloggers on Saturday afternoon, meeting and greeting the sweetest group of librarians at the YA Author Coffee Klatch, having a big ol' line myself on Sunday at my own signing. Since I have to go RIGHT NOW to take Romy to her Music Masters class, I will just leave you with some pictures until I can get back to blogging more specifically about people and events and such. There will be more words and pictures to come. Click on each picture for a larger version.
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