Wednesday, June 6, 2012
(There's a Book) and Florinda (The 3rs Blog)—first-rate bloggers and people. It was about time I met the generous Danielle. About time I gave Florinda (who was my unofficial publicist last year at the BEA) another hug.
From there to see my dear friends at Philomel, to meet more of that tremendous team, and to finally say hello to the phenomenal Ruta Sepetys in person; she has a new book coming out that I think will be just as amazing (in many different ways) as Between Shades of Gray. From there to listen to four of the buzz adult authors talk about the process, their books, their hopes. A beautiful interlude with Lauren Wein. Then to sit in the audience of Jennifer Brown (the fantastic children's editor for Shelf Awareness) and Kristi Yamaguchi, an Olympian with a heart of gold. A run from the Downtown Stage to the Uptown Stage so that I could sit in the front row (all other seats were gone) of the YA Buzz panel, featuring, among other people, Melissa Marr, Jenny Han, Tonya Hurley, and my friend Siobhan Vivian.
Just after dawn now, and I've filed all my stories for Publishing Perspectives. I'll link to them here when they go live.
Now I'm going to go fix my hair. Then settle down, and teach.