How lucky am I?

moToday, after school, I took my girls to a book fair with 16 local authors and illustrators. We got to meet and talk to Jane Dyer, Rich Michelson, Mo Willems (gasp) and Patricia Maclachlan (author of Sarah, Plain and Tall) and a dozen others, in a tiny school gymnasium. And it wasn’t even crowded. I shelled out $50 in the course of a few minutes, and could easily have spent $500 if I had the funds.
My daughters sort of think everyone’s an author, and don’t get that it’s a much bigger deal to get a signed book from the author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus than the author of A Mezuzah on the Door. But me? I’m star struck.

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Sarah Buttenwieser

posted November 2, 2009 at 9:56 pm

he’s a nice guy, & you coulda met him sooner (david starr & he work together… ).
sweet! glad you were there; i made it as far as the playground…

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posted November 2, 2009 at 11:38 pm

how cool is that!????? wow.

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