Monday, July 4, 2011

American Library Association Meeting, New Orleans

As you can see from the photos, I had a great time in New Orleans at the ALA Meeting. It was wonderful to get a chance to meet some folks face to face whose books I've enjoyed reading for years and to get to know some new authors.  New Orleans was an attraction itself, the Scholarship Bash held at the World War II Museum was a rousing good time, and the Newbery, Caldecot, Wilder Award Banquet was a glittering affair.   

Me with Daniel Handler, aka, Lemony Snicket
He's signing a copy of his new Young Adult book for me "Why We Broke Up"


Me with Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee, and Tony Fucile
Kate's book that she signed for me is "Bink & Gollie"

Me and Harlan Coben
He's signing his new YA book "Shelter"

Jeff Kinney, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author, gave a nice presentation

Cassandra Clare, author of the hot YA trilogy "Mortal Instruments"

Mary Kay Andrews, author of Little Bitty Lies, Hissy Fit, and Savannah Blues

Authors Brandon Sanderson and Nnedi Okorafor
Brandon signed copies of his book "The Way of Kings" (he is also completing Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series); Nnedi signed copies of her books "Akata Witch" and "Who Fears Death".

Steve Hamilton, author of Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel of the Year for his YA book "The Lock Artist"

Alden Bell, author of "The Reapers are the Angels"




2 comments:

Cozy in Texas said...

New Orleans is always a fun place to visit and it looks like the meeting was a lot of fun.
Ann

KY Warrior Librarian said...

It was wonderful. My kind of celebration: books & authors & libraries!

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