I just got back from the first (hopefully annual) YA in Bloom luncheon at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, CA. The event was a whopping success with about 100 writers, readers, teachers, booksellers & librarians in attendance.
My daughter, Carissa, came with me. We had a blast! I even ran into my 2010 SCBWI L.A. Writer's Retreat roomy. Hi Melanie!
6 published authors were on hand to sign their books. Carissa snapped a pic of me & Lisa Yee. I've heard Lisa speak on a few occasions and she is bundle of enthusiasm. Always smiling. Also there were Nancy Holder, Cindy Pon, Andrew Smith (I think he was the ONLY man in attendance), Katie Alexander, and Jessica Brody.
In honor of a wonderful day with my daughter, I've decided to giveaway a copy of ABSOLUTELY MAYBE autographed by the author, Lisa Yee! Whee! Just make sure you're a follower and post a comment below. Look for more amazing giveaways in the near future! In the meantime, here is my question of the day:
What book character would you like to have lunch with, and where would you eat? Post your answer below!