That's right! There was a dessert party!!! Who's that with Peepy? Why it's winner Nick Bruel. . .
Newbery medalist Lois Lowry showed him a good time . . .
Scholastic VP Publicity, Tracy van Staaten, who coined the phrase"got Peeped,"hung out with her two favorite peeple, until Charisse Meloto, Exec Director of Print/Digital for Scholastic, wrestled Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy away from her . . .
The evening's Impact Award winner, NPR's Michele Norris, wasn't about to leave without taking to these two . . .
Book award finalist Shelley Rotner wasn't about to leave without her Darcy moment . . .
Inside were finalist books, chocolate!!!
Lots of people were talking about the video that my 15-year old son Ben directed, starring Moi. Here's how we did it. We started with a concept -- that I may not be worthy to host after luminaries Jon Sciezka and Jarrett Krosoczka. I wrote the script and then we broke it down into scenes . . .
The opening shots involved donuts . . .
And worms . . .
Ben came up with the idea of featuring thefinalist bookswith stop motion . . .
The picture book finalists played Hide 'n' Go Seek . . .
Here's Ben setting up the shot for the Teen book finalists . . .
I came up with the idea of having Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in the video . . .
After my scenes were shot, Ben had to piece everything together . . .
Then I added the voices and sound effects, including Mr. Darcy's!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TWO-MINUTE VIDEO that opened the Show.
At the end of the evening, my agent, Writers House's Jodi Reamer was chatting with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. Jodi and I usually get along quite well. However, that evening we had a little tiff over who Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy belonged to . . .
Who won? Why, this person . . .
In case there is any question about it . . .
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