Saturday, April 30, 2005

South Carolina Meets San Antonio

Tonight, Greg and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at La Fogata in San Antonio with author Kathi Appelt, author Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrator Joy Fisher Hein, and a few folks from South Carolina who're in town for the International Reading Association annual conference.

We're not staying for the duration this time around; just zipped down for the evening and are already back home to the kitties.

Cynsational News & Links

The Good Rainbow Road/Rawa 'Kashtyaa'tsi Hiyaani by Simon J. Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo), illustrated by Michael Lacapa (Hopi-Tewa-White Mountain Apache)(The University of Arizona Press, 2004) was named the winner of a 2005 Western Heritage Award in the juvenile book division. See my related recommendation.

D.L. Garfinkle, author of Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl (Putnam, 2005) chimes in with her serial dater's boyfriend list in honor of E. Lockhart's novel, The Boyfriend List (Delacorte, 2005).

Congratulations to Austin writer Sean Petrie, who is one of ten finalists in the ABCs Children's Picture Book Competition.

Surf over to see the 1rst annual Literacy Fair for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Los Angeles and the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation.

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