Friday, January 27, 2006

Oh My Giddy Aunt...

as our friend Michele puts it... I love that expression.

I just checked out the Texas Library Association Conference--2006 sessions:

  • Anthony Horowitz of Alex Rider fame is presenting on Tuesday!
  • Paper artist and picture book author, Denise Fleming
  • Caroline Cooney (Code Orange and everything else)
  • Garth Nix (I swear, I WILL read Sabriel before April)
  • Adventure writer, Will Hobbs
  • K. M. Grant (Picked up Blood Red Horse as an ARC last year and really liked it. Have not seen the sequel, Green Jasper yet.)
  • Rosemary Wells
  • Brian Pinkney
  • Susan Cooper (Oh my goodness!)
  • Mike Thaler (...from the Black Lagoon)
  • Rick Riordan
  • Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel (hilarious sister team)
  • Diane Mott Davidson (culinary mysteries, grown-up books)
  • and lots of others...

Celebs appearing include:
  • Rhea Perlman (new children's author)
  • Julie Andrews (Dame Julie)
  • Marlee Matlin

Looks like I will NOT be subbing that week in April.
See you at the conference!


Kelly said...

Oh, my goodness! I'm so jealous...But have fun :)

Michele said...

Kelly I share your jealousy ! I wish I could be there to hear Anthony and Garth speak...

Camille, I do hope your aunt is not too giddy... :-D

Unknown said...

Oooooh, Susan Cooper! I adore "The Dark is Rising" series. I'm jealous, too! And Garth Nix, as well! If you haven't read any Garth Nix, I recommend his new series, "The Keys to the Kingdom." I enjoy it much more than I did Sabriel. It's aimed at a slightly younger audience, though. My son also enjoyed Nix's "The Fall" series, but I haven't had time to read that one, yet.

Unknown said...

Oops, I meant, "The Seventh Tower" series. The first book is called "The Fall."

Michele said...

My aunt is giddy again (!) - I finished reading Eagle Strike on the bus home, and I'm now reading Scorpia - Ark Angel is on the TBR pile as well !

Don Tate II said...

I'm far from a celeb, but I will be there too signing my newest book. See ya!

Camille said...

I will see you, I hope. Are you signing at a publisher's booth?