Not only did the Western Washington Children’s alternative Literature conference folks put me up in a lovely hotel, they welcomed me with the most thoughtful basket ever. 
The window seat where I’ll be reading Kate Messner’s new book, Marty McGuire
View to the north

View to the south

Because I love to garden, there were gloves and seeds (for sunflowers and bok choy); blank note cards for my passion for writing scene cards; yummy food treats for me and cookies for Winston; all set off with a note card with a bird’s nest on the front (a nod to my love for birds). I was astounded. Astonished. Touched. 

Thank you Sylvia Tag and crew!