I just returned from an amazing event: The Annual American Library Association Convention which was held this year in San Fransisco. Thousands of people from all over the country gathered together to celebrate books. It was a thrill to be part of it all as an author, spectator and fan of other renown authors of children’s books. While it is impossible to capture the whole spirit of the event, I hope these photos will give you an idea of the excitement and high energy the comprised the weekend.
It was my first visit to the beautiful city and especially memorable since it was also Pride weekend. I didn’t get a chance to see the GLBT parade but felt the love, support, and good will that was everywhere.
Outside the Moscone Center.
at the Creston Books Booth.
With Fellow Creston Books author Georgia Lyon.
Star Spotting! Dan Santat signing BEEKLE. (Wanted a copy, but the line was soooo long)
With Author Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Rainbow Flags outside the Moscone Center where the ALA event was held. Rainbows and goodwill were everywhere. SOMETIMES WE HUMANS GET IT RIGHT!
Author Laura Sassi’s new book on display.
Breakfast with uber librarian John Schumacher AKA Mr. Schu, Marissa Moss, Robin Newman, Marcia Goldman and Lola at TRACE Restaurant.
Fellow Creston author Muon Van and Illustrator April Chu.
Mouse detectives, Wilcox and Griswold were out in search of missing food…
Walking to the FERRY Building for the Book Passage signing.
Signing Books at BOOK PASSAGE in the FERRY BUILDING on the SF waterfront.
With Katherine Applegate, author of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, and CRENSHAW.
With Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery winner for BROWN GIRL DREAMING.
With Paul Czajak, author of SEAVER THE WEAVER.