Wednesday, June 27, 2012

INK Photo Gallery at ALA

American Library Association (ALA) conferences are like Christmas (or Hanukkah) and birthdays rolled into one.  Christmas (or Hanukkah) because everyone is celebrating something we all love: children’s books!  Not to mention great presents from publishers: advance copies of their latest books, along with posters and pencils and bits of chocolate. And birthdays, because when you do a signing, people fuss over you, tell you how special you are, and buy your books, perhaps the best present we can get! An added bonus at ALA – the upper body strength one acquires toting all those freebies around the hall for hours and miles.

Here are a few pictures of INK authors at ALA in Anaheim, California last weekend.

 Loreen Leedy and I schmooze at a Holiday House reception.

Steve Sheinkin hard at work, signing his latest book, Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon.

Loreen Leedy, with Holiday House editor Mary Cash, signing  Seeing Symmetry

Roz Schanzer and editor Kate Olesin channel Vanna White at National Geographics’s GEOPARDY party.

My editor, Carolyn Yoder, and I show off Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren.



Unknown said...

You all look to be having fun at ALA. Enjoy.

Linda Salzman said...

What fun! Lookin' good, everyone!

Steve Sheinkin said...

The best part - lots of interest in what we're doing. So I'm passing on the message: "Keep it coming!"

Unknown said...

Wonderful to see so many iNK writers at ALA. Way to go!!!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much, Gretchen…love those Holiday House receptions!

Plenty of talk at ALA about the CC standards and the increased nonfiction reading requirement!

Rosalyn Schanzer said...

It was really fun to meet you there and to ride in your chariot, Gretchen. Thanks for this show and tell!

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