On the last day of the year, I was mentioned, along with Kim Jong Il and
Dan Santat in the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy . . .
Luckily, Dan and I, along with other Asian Americans, were mentioned in the Children's Literature section, and not in the recently-decesed-dictator-with-odd-hair category . . .
(Um, that's Dan on the left and me in the middle.)
Hey there! In other good news, look who's our new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature . . .
(The Ambassador is Walter Dean Myers, not Peepy. But don't tell her that. She's already getting measured for a sash and crown.)
The other day I went to Nucleus . . .
Oops, not that Nucleus. This Nucleus . . .
It was the last hour of the Jim Henson Tribute Exhibit at Nucleus Gallery . . .
Here's some of what we saw . . .
When I used to live in Florida, Jim Henson was a neighbor and a close personal friend. Well, he lived within walking distance and even if he had no idea who I was, I certainly knew who he was. I'd make it a point to walk past his house and linger (as opposed to stalk), in hopes that he'd come out and want to talk to me. Alas, it never happened, but still, I like to imagine that it did.
Live in or near Long Beach, CA (or have access to a car, train, bus or plane)? Then come see me at Apostrophe Books on January 21, 2012. I'll be there from noon to 1:30 p.m.!
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