Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NCTE Conference

A picture is worth a thousand words...

which is a good thing because I'm not writing a thousand words.

The beautiful Philadelphia train station:

Farrar, Straus & Giroux exhibit booth:

FSG marketing team extraordinaire: Katie Halata (left) and Jeanne McDermott:

Me and Lauren Wohl (right), Associate Publisher FSG/Roaring Brook/First Second:

(l to r) Me, Peepy, Lisa Yee:

Me and author Jo Knowles (right):

Karen Terlecky (left) and me:

Everyone rushing to get to my author blogging panel. (Actually, it's the Philadelphia marathon. I think Laurie Halse Anderson is in there somewhere.)

The Author Blogging panel, organized by Denise Johnson, Associate Professor of Reading, Language and Literacy at The College of William and Mary (l to r) Justine Larbalestier, Laurie Halse Anderson, me, and Lisa Yee:

Because she's always late (hey, that's what Justine said), she missed the photo pose above, so here is a very blurry Maureen Johnson (she's much sharper in person):

Lisa telling the audience how many drafts she does for each book:

A great time was had by all.


Elaine M. said...


Sorry I didn't have an opportunity to chat with you at NCTE. I saw you across the ballroom at the Books for Children Luncheon.
I had never been to one of these conventions before. I was overwhelmed by the program booklet, which must have weighed about five pounds! Plus, I had to continually ask for directions. I can get lost quite easily. Still, I had a great time with my poetry friends--especially Janet Wong.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Barbara O'Connor said...

Shoot, sorry we missed each other, Elaine. Yeah, that convention is pretty overwhelming! A whirlwind, for sure.

Lisa Yee said...

. . . or picking my nose?