Not even a blizzard and cancelled flights, could dampen the mood at ALA’s Midwinter Conference. And for me, aside from feeling like a kid in a candy store, I had the extra-special treat of finally meeting and spending time with Marissa Moss, my amazing editor and publisher at Creston Books; Deborah Zemke, illustrator extraordinaire, who’s made Wilcox and Griswold more adorable than anything I could have ever imagined; Lori Degman, Darlene Beck-Jacobson, Marsha Goldman, my fellow authors at Creston Books; Lola, the world-renowned, paw-ri-fic, super star of Marsha’s books; and last, but certainly not least, meeting the fantastic, Mr. John Schu.
Here are some photographic highlights from ALA:
Marissa Moss and me
Ready to sign my first book!
Darlene Beck-Jacobson, Marissa Moss, me, Lori Degman
Mr. Schu and me
Marsha Goldman and Lola
Mary Skiver and me (Bryn Mawr ’89 in the house!!!)
Jill Davis and me
Jory John, me, Mac Barnett
Cece Bell and me
Creston was also out in force having a wonderful time visiting Anderson’s Bookshop and The Book Stall at Chestnut Court.
Here’s a clip of Marsha Goldman and Lola at Anderson’s Bookshop. (Lola clearly enjoying meeting her loyal fans!)
Please click link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZDDjlYEUTI&feature=youtu.be
Marsha Goldman, Lola, Darlene Beck-Jacobson, me, Deborah Zemke, Robert McDonald and Lori Degman at The Book Stall at Chestnut Hill
Me and Deborah Zemke
Despite the storm, cancelled and rebooked flights, missing luggage, and endless hours of waiting at O’Hare and Charlotte-Douglas Airports, it was a memorable trip. And congratulations to all the award winners.
Darlene Beck-Jacobson and me at Chicago’s O’Hare
Looking forward to ALA’s Annual Conference in sunny and warm San Francisco.