Monday, August 27, 2012

Flash Mobbers, KitLit Lunchers, Young Writers & More!!!

The Olympics were here, but we missed it. However, we did see Kate and William watering the lawn . . .


So then, last blog I promised a video of the SCBWI Summer Conference Flash Mob. Here's what everyone looks like when they are perfectly still . . .


And here's what they look like when they are flash mobbing!!!

The whole thing was masterminded by the Newbery winner Linda Sue Parkdan and her pal, writer Jolie Stekly. Here they are at dinner. Peepy is assuring them that the flash mob will be fine and that there is nothing to worry about . . .


CLICK HERE to read Linda Sue's blog about how they pulled this amazing fete together!!!!


I know! Flash mobs make me hungry, too. So let's look at some photos of author/illustrator-type people having lunch, shall we?

Here's my frequent Lunch Pal, Dan Santat (on right) with Ethan Long, who was visiting from Orlando . . .


Then, Ken Min, invited me to dine with him and Nathan Fillion, so how could I refuse? (Nathan and I have history.)


Other KidLit folk heard about it and joined us . . .

(Dan Krall, Ethan Long, Mary Peterson, Martha Brockenbrough, Nathan Fillon, Julia Shahin Collard, Sara Wilson Etienne, Paige Pooler, Rita Crayon Huang, Dan Santat, Ken Min, Wilson Swain and Karyn Raz)

But wait! What was that? School has started??? It seems like it was just summer, and you know what that means, right?


Correct! Summer writing workshops given by Moi. Here we are at the South Pasadena Public Library . . .

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My writing students were looking at my Moo cards. Moo what? This is Moo . . .

(Tiny little cards that I give out as business cards/bookmarks/calling cards.)

So then, I suggested that everyone to get comfortable to write, and they did . . .

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A couple of days after that, we headed to one of the oldest indie children's bookstores in the country, Once Upon a Time, in Montrose, CA, for another writing workshop . . .

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The kids were soooooo talented!!!

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I love Once Upon a Time. They always give me stickers!


It's always great to visit an indie bookstore, isn't it?


Next up, we'll visit an indie bookstore in Pasadena that just celebrated their one year birthday in Peeptastic style!!!



Wheeeee . . . BOBBY THE BRAVE (SOMETIMES) is now out in paperback!

September events:

Brooklyn Book Festival

South Dakota Festival of Books

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