And let me add one last ALA comment. I am so embarrassed that I didn’t mention this earlier– I can’t even blame it on Hurricanes because I didn’t even have one while in New Orleans!!! Oh, well. Fewer functioning gray cells; what can I say?
Well, I can say “thank you!” to Lin Oliver and Sara Rutenberg for stopping by my Random House signing for The Friendship Doll. They were there to celebrate all the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) success stories ( Tomie who?). One more example of why anyone who wants to write or illustrate for children should join this amazing organization.