Wednesday, June 30, 2010
ALA Day 5
I got so many great books as wonderful gifts, and I heard about other books people loved that I now am really looking forward to reading. And I heard about books that are "coming soon" that I can't wait for. Books mean a lot to me, I can escape into them, learn from them, and experience the world and this week I was surrounded by people who "get that." They are "my people."
I have a million thank you notes to write and I will get them done!!! But I want to shout some thanks to:
So many authors, who I adore, were so kind to meet me, sign books for me and talk to me. It was so exciting I really can't describe it. And many publishers and editors were wonderful too.
I LOVE librarians (who doesn't?), but so many of them did amazing things to make this week possible that you might really believe they have magical powers. Special thanks to Maria, Maria, and Mary who got all of this started for me.
And thanks to Steve, the social worker turned Agent who needs a raise.
Also, thanks to my mom, who was very supportive of me during my Newbery journey and the conference. She was also the one who carried all of my new books!!!