Friday, April 11, 2014

Event Report: Texas Library Association Annual Conference

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

Wow! What fun I had at the Texas Library Association annual conference in San Antonio. Thank you, Texas librarians, publishers, authors, illustrators, exhibitors and teens for a wonderful event!

With fellow Candlewick YA author E.E. Charlton Trujillo
Author Nikki Loftin
Author-illustrator Don Tate
Author Donna Bowman Bratton & SCBWI Austin RA Samantha Clark
Author Joy Preble
YA Literature Goddess Teri Lesesne & author Laurie Halse Anderson
With Penguin sales rep Jill Bailey
Greg with author-librarian Debbie Leland
Greg models Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn (June 2014)
Author K.A. Holt with E.E.
With Greg and children's-YA poetry guru Sylvia Vardell
With fellow author Elizabeth Bluemle
Author Phil Bildner
Bookseller Danny Woodfill with author-illustrator Mary Sullivan
With fellow author Varsha Bajaj
Greg with fellow author Sara Kocek
With author Greg Rodgers (Choctaw)
Author Liz Garton Scanlon
Author Varian Johnson
Texas Teens 4 Libraries
With Teri
Thank you, Candlewick Press!


Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

LOVE the pictures! What a fabulous time! Next year, fingers crossed! TLA15!

(You didn't happen to see ARCs of FORBIDDEN at Harper, did you??) :-)

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Thanks, Kimberley! It was great fun. Would love to see you there next year. I'm sure FORBIDDEN was flying off the tables, but I was doing my best to avoid ARCs--leaving them for the librarians!

Joy Preble said...

Thanks for the photo shout out! So good to see you and Greg both, albeit briefly! And EE Charlton Trujillo! I am such a fan girl! Was so thrilled to meet her! Okay, and everyone else, too. Which is the lovely point of bookish events, yes?