Chicago was so beautiful. IRA, so busy, busy, busy. But fun!
And I kept forgetting to take pictures or to give my camera to my editor (who was there with me—yay!) for HER to take pictures for me at events.
What I DID remember to do was pick up some advanced copies of some books I’m looking forward to reading. Like MATCHED, by Ally Condie, and THE SUMMER OF MOONLIGHT SECRETS, by Danette Haworth. As well as grabbing some other books that are available now, like FALLING IN, by Frances O'Roark Dowell.
On Monday, Susannah Richards, from Eastern Connecticut State University, and I talked with a group of educators at IRA about SAVVY and SCUMBLE. I met so many great teachers and librarians!
The next day was spent in marathon signings, a fun mother-daughter book club dinner, and topped off by a great visit to The Book Stall, in Winnetka, IL.
Now I'm looking forward to a summer spent reading, writing, and relaxing!