Heading to Portland today for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Trade Show where I will be part of the Friday night Authors’ Feast, which includes wonderful writers like Carol Cassella, Eric Kimmel, Diane Hammond (did you read her book Hannah’s Dream? You must!), Rick Yancey (loved his Alfred Kropp books; he’ll be there for his new series) and. . .David Shannon! I couldn’t believe it when the Scholastic publicist blithely mentioned she’d be escorting David and I to the event. I nearly fainted. David Shannon!
I’m also thrilled to see first time Seattle author and SCBWI buddy, Conrad Wesselhoeft, will be there, signing his book Adios, Nirvana. Yay, Conrad!
And, thanks to advice from my pal, Kathryn Galbraith, I will be listening to Alchemy and Meggy Swann on my way south — she said it’s a fantastic production of Karen Cushman’s book (which I adored). I just hope I don’t miss the Portland exit like I did the last time I listened to an audio book. . .