I was on the "Guys Write" panel with Tommy Greenwald (CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO EXTRA CREDIT); Trent Reedy (STEALING AIR); and Roland Smith (39 CLUES: SHATTERPROOF). It was a great group -- the attendees asked insightful questions and we were able to share the tales of our publishing history and the stories behind the stories of our recent releases.
Here are some pictures:
|Signing the poster|
|Awesome CHRONAL ENGINE cupcake|
|Trent Reedy and his LEGO mockup of the plane from STEALING AIR|
|All the authors on stage|
|Me, prior to saying something profound|
|Me, saying something profound, while Roland Smith only feigns indifference|
|Keynote speaker Heather Brewer and friend|
|Shiny, happy books|
|Awesome GLS poster. With dinosaur!|
|Me and Quetzalcoatlus at Houston Natural Science Museum|
Thanks to all the committee members, teachers, librarians, administrators, sponsors, and booksellers, who spent more than just one weekend planning this great event! Thanks also to the attendees, who gave up their Saturday to come to the school library, and didn't even have detention!