You have a great time! At least, I did. I got to meet the Poetry 7, aka the Poetry Princesses, all in person. I touched base with tons of writers, met librarians, signed books, heard amazing speeches, cheered on award-winning friends, and ate lots of food. I came away exhausted, inspired, and feeling more a part of the kids’ lit community than ever.
I have an awful lot of work to catch up on, plus I’ve got family in town visiting (yay!), but over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be blogging little stories and pictures about ALA. I’m hoping if you’re a writer or illustrator who’s not world-famous but who thinks you might like to go to ALA someday, these posts will give you some idea of what to expect, things you can do, and things NOT to do. And they’ll give me an excuse to relive some of the highlights of my trip:>)