This blog takes us from There to Here . . .
That's right! We were in New York for the quite bodaciousBrooklyn Book Festival. . .
(That's Lauren, on the right, with newly minted Scholastic Publicity assistant Rachel Howard. The apologies were because when I landed in NY, I was beyond exhausted, having not slept in two days. So, I emailed Lauren and said I would have to miss anything going on on Sunday. Um. Oops. I had meant Saturday. Sunday was the book festival.)
As (the other) Lisa prepped in the glow of literary-ness, we spied our friendE.B. Lewis (again)sharing a snack with Peepy. Then we were instructed to storm the stage, or at least head toward it . . .
Our panel was on humor and though we tried to be high minded, I won't deny that the words "fart" and "barf," were mentioned more than once. (FYI, the person who is not Lisa, Lisa or Amy isEric Wight.)
We had a blast! After, agentBarry Goldblatt, tried to talk Peepy into signing with him for her epic fashion memoir/astrophysics tell all . . .
Next, we got ready for theGuys Readpanel. Um, but Lisa, you say, or he says, or she says, or someone says," you are not a guy."
However, I write lots of books with guy protagonists, I am not afraid of snakes, and I don't get grossed out easily, so that qualified me to be the moderator!
Here's our panel . . .
Er. That wasn't the panel. That was a photo Lauren accidentally took of the floor. THIS is our panel . . .
It was standing room only, and when I introduced everyone I made the dudes do guy-ish things . . .
It was so fun! I asked math questions (not), and even things my facebook friends had suggested. For example, fellow authorPeter Lerangissuggested I ask, "Who does your hair?" (They are all bald-ish.)
Later, there was a book signing session . . .
I also ran into a lot of friends at the festival, like scary (if you don't believe me, check out his serial killer novel)Barry Lyga. . .
Paul Acamporawas there with his daughter!
Oh, and look, it's (I'm not sure) . . .
But I know who that is! It'sWendy Mass!!!
The festival was spread out and the weather was PERFECT . . .
The bookmobile had a wonderful selection of titles . . .
For more KidLit fun at the Brooklyn Book Festival, check out the Publishers Weeklyphoto roundupand see if you can spot the peep!
NEXT BLOG: Dining and snacking with authors and illustrators. Plus, THE HUNGER GAMES, almost . . .
In the meantime, here'sa video(with a very unattractive screen grab) that includes me touching Jon and Gordon's bald heads . . .
Wheeeee . . .BOBBY THE BRAVE (SOMETIMES)is now out in paperback!
October 3, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Houston, TX -- Barnes and Noble, Vanderbilt Square
St. John's School Bookfair - open to the public
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PCTELA Conference, Lancaster, PA
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