Peepy and I travelled to Orlando, FL where I used to live when I worked as a writer/producer for Walt Disney World, and then later as co-owner/creative director of Magic Pencil Studios. Librarian Debbie Rothfeld picked us up from the airport. Here she is wearing an ABSOLUTELY MAYBE wig! (It was only fitting since the book starts off in Kissimmee, FL.)
(Debbie's wig looked pinker in person.)
However, we were there for FAME . . .
Why? Because BOBBY VS. GIRLS (ACCIDENTALLY) is on the Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List!
Peepy was thrilled with her swag-ladened gift bag, and especially liked playing with the magnifying glass . . .
There were lots of really cool booths on the convention floor, and we signed lots and lots of books at The Reading Warehouse . . .
We ran into Claudia Mills and Lisa Wheeler right before our panel . . .
Michael Delaney and Natalie Lunis were also on the panel, and we figured out how to fix the economy! Only, no one took notes, so we forgot what we were supposed to do . . .
Later, we ran into David Macinnis Gill. The last time we saw him we were in Orlando! Deja vu? Well, yeah . . .
And then there was Gordon Korman, who/whom we had just seen at the National Book Festival in Washington . . .
At the reception that night, Peepy got to meet Kiersten White, and the three of us had dinner later . . .
Fueled my chocolate and more chocolate, and even more chocolate, courtesy of The Reading Warehouse, we gave a couple of presentations to smart, attractive, talented librarians . . .
As always, Peepy was interested in one of her main hobbies . . . lunch . . .
In the evening, everyone chilled out at the bar and raised their glasses to their favorite Peep . . .
It was fun hanging out with Roland Smith (on left) and Gordon. The last time we saw Roland, we were dancing together on stage at the ALA Conference. However this time, we sat it out . . .
(Roland is in both photos. Can you spot him?)
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