Have you heard of TXLA? It’s amazing! Librarians from all over Texas (and other places) meet up with authors and publishers to do my very favorite thing: talk about books! It was my first official conference as an author and it was an incredible experience. I might have had a few fangirling moments. (Justine Larbalestier is the kindest human being of all time. Ally Carter is all sorts of sweet southerness! She gave me some awesome pro tips. Daniel Nayeri is an incredible story teller and he wears flip flops made of duct tape. Cinda Chima [who blurbed my book!] stopped in the middle of her signing line and took a picture with me! Laurie Halse Anderson is so wise. I wish I could sit at her feet and listen to her talk all day)
I didn’t say all that to name drop, but because I’m amazed how down-to-earth and real and wonderful all these people are. It was an awesome experience, and I really, really hope I get to do it again!