The high point of ALA for me was Abrams picture book luncheon at a lovely historic home. Got to show On a Windy Night to some super librarians from all over, along with fellow Abrams authors Erica Perl, Daniel Kirk, Tameka Brown, Cheryl Willis Hudson, and S.D. Nelson. I enjoyed my two signings at the Abrams booth as well.
Also want to give a shout-out to Mary Ann Hoberman, U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, who gave a great poetry workshop and signed her latest book there. I was lucky enough to have her as a neighbor in my growing-up years, and her work has been a life-long inspiration to me.