Another favorite part of this special event is the chance to meet authors and to hear them talk about their writing.
It started with a bang with a Penguin dinner with young adult literature royalty: Sir John Green and Lady Judy Blume! I was so starstruck, I don't think I uttered one intelligible word the entire night!
|The Queen with some of her royal subjects, my friends the Superhearts|
I also had the honor of moderating a panel of Lone Star Reading List authors including, Adam Gidwitz, Kelly Milner Halls, Brian Falkner, and David Lubar. What a treat! Unfortunately, we were in a cave of a room, and the photos are real duds. The one with KMH is just a gray haze! :(
|Brian Falkner, author of Lone Star title Brain Jack|
|Adam Gidwitz, author of Lone Star title A Tale Dark & Grimm|
|David Lubar, author of Lone Star title Dunk|
It was another great TLA conference. Thanks to all who worked to plan and program the event as well as to the publishers for bringing these awesome authors to Texas! Next Nerd Herd event: ALA Anaheim in June!