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Super Fancy Blog (November Edition)

Yes, it's that time of year again! November's Super Fancy and Thankful November Blog!!!

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So then, let's be bold (lazy) and work without an outline, shall we? First up, but not necessarily in chronological order, I went to St. Louis to speak/teach at the Missouri SCBWI. However, we got purposely sidetracked and ended up at the most marvelous City Museum!

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The museum is a defunct shoelace factory that was artfully re-imagined . . . 

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Speaking of artists, here's my lunch pal, author/illustrator (and draw-er of my Bobby booksDan Santat crawling gracefully through one of the many tunnels and tubes at City Museum . . . 

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And here we are swinging from ropes, participating in the ball pit, and enjoying a peaceful train ride . . .

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Then there was this . . .

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There's even a ferris wheel on the top of the building . . . oh! Look what I spy. Why, it's Katie Wools, illustrator and Lisa/Dan wrangler . . .

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So then, since we had a dinner to attend, we ate GOOEY BUTTER CAKE. Nom nom nom, this local favorite isawesomelywildlygood!!!!

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Hello? Who's that? Why, it's Delacorte executive editor Krista Marino and author Matt de la Pena at dinner, wondering where their GOOEY BUTTER CAKE is . . .

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The next day, it was off to the conference. Boom! Boom! Boom! There was a high school marching band competition happening at the same time. Same place. 

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But did that bother my students? Nope. They looked so happy . . . until I made them revise and revise and revise and revise. Well, I was teaching a class in revision, after all. 

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What's that? Lunch. Dan made a lemon bar chocolate brownie sandwich. Yum.

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Soon it was time for my closing keynote speech. Awww, all these people raised their hands when I asked, "Who would give me 70% of the payout if you won the lottery?"

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The next day, I taught a master class on how to write Bad Guys and Bullies. However, this Nice Gal, Rodeen Literary Management agent, Lori Kilkelly, brought me . . . MY VERY OWN GOOEY BUTTER CAKE!!!!

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Sigh. Because I refused to share, my students reacted badly . . .

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Later, it was deep dish pizza at Pi Pizzeria with Dan and Katie and Krista and author Jody Feldman and Moi . . .

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Later, we checked out Chuck Berry's Blueberry Hill which looked sort of like my office . . .

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Before the airport, we hit (as in pigged out) Ted Drewes for frozen custard . . . 

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When it came time to head home, we saw a TV celeb -- the man with the baseball cap. Hint: One of the dads from Modern Family, the one who sells real estate, Phil.

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Back in Los Angelese, it was all about Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986 . . . 

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We admired the graffiti in the LA Arts District . . .

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And we so totally admired our Mexican Chocolate Pie from The Pie Hole . . .

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That's not the only great food we had in November. Look, it's a bunch of authors and illustrators having brunch (you know who you are) . . .

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Hey! Did you get your Harry Potter postage stamps yet? I did, They're really cool, but controversial . . .

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What? Yes, that's right! We also visited Orlando, Florida for the FAME conferenceScholastic Book Fairs sponsored our visit . . .

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I gave a couple of presentations . . .

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. . . while Peepy and teacher Mike Cohen disagreed over what to eat for lunch -- salad or GOOEY BUTTER CAKE . . .

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And then last weekend, I got to attend my pal Ann Whitford Paul's book party at local indie Skylight Books. Here's Ann with 'Twas The Late Night Before Christmas illustrator,Nancy Hayashi . . .

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!! 

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(The lovely fruitful turkey created by editor Elizabeth Law's mom, Betty.)

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