We wereTHERElast blog, and now here's more of the LA TIMES Festival of Books at the University of Southern California!
This is an iconic building. Why? Because when I was a senior at USC I fell down the stairs inside the building, that's why.
Oops. No digressions! Back to the book festival.
It's always great to seeLauren Myracle, who is alive (despite herAWOL website), and find out what kind of trouble she's gotten herself into. Thelast timewe saw her, at the National Book Festival, this happened . .
Wouldn't you know it? We had to bail Lauren out yet again . . .
After, we headed to the Diesel/Scholastic booth where we ran into National Book Award Winner and newly minted LA TIMES Book Award winnerPete Hautman. . .
After my book signing, the next author showed up --Lin Oliver!!!
While Lin and I gabbed, Peepy made new friends . . .
Marc Brownwas on the Target Stage . . .
And there was a crowd for this author . . .
It was so wonderful to be back at USC as an author. When I was a student there, I only dreamed about writing books. And now that's what I do!
After, we ended our book fest in a Newbery-esque manner.Mary Casanovaand I were waiting for my car . . .
(That photo is not from the book festival. I was so busy talking to Mary, I forgot to take her picture. So the one above is of me withValerie Tripp, on left, and Mary when we werein the Caribbeanlast winter.)
Who should we see (also waiting for a car)? Behold! It's this year's Newbery winner,Jack Gantos!
We reminisced about the first time we met eons ago at the Booklist Humor Forum at ALA in New Orleans. Here we are withMo Willemsand Jack's daughter . . .
And now, KidLit Jeopardy! question of the day: What do these three authors have in common?
Answer: Dubai. Excuse me? Yes, Dubai. Jack spoke at the American School of Dubai last year, Mo spoke there this year, and I will be there next year! Squeeeee!!!!
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