Yes, these pictures are from June 23rd.... Better late than never, right? Unfortunately, I didn't run into anyone
I know on the floor, but I had a good time checking out all the publishers' booths and getting books signed.
First stop of the day was the Harper Collins booth, to see Jon Scieszka. He was pleased to sign my copy of
his autobiography, Knucklehead, which he modestly called "a classic."
Always happy to see books by writer friends. Hey, there's an ARC of Oh, Nuts! by Tammi Sauer.
And A Whole Lot of Lucky (upper right) by Danette Haworth.
One advantage to waiting in a long line--I got to see 2012 Newbery winner Jack Gantos being interviewed.
The long line was for the S (as in Scholastic) team: Allen Say, Brian Selznick, and Maggie Stiefvater.
Added bonus: seeing blogger friend Beth Howard signing her memoir of love, loss, and pie, Making Piece.
Beth currently lives in the famous American Gothic house in Iowa (after learning it was for rent), where she started a business called Pitchfork Pie Stand, and chronicles her adventures at www.theworldneedsmorepie.blogspot.com
I ended up with 19 ARCs and 5 published books. Favorite ARCs so far: Son by Lois Lowry (the long-awaited follow-up to The Giver) and Maggie's The Raven Boys. Lots of good books to look forward to this fall.
- Current Mood: impressed