Okay, if you've friended me on Facebook, you've probably already seen these--but I wanted to post them here, since not everyone here is on Facebook and they are too fun not to share.
If you EVER get a chance to hit the LAFoB--DO IT! You will not regret it. (But...um...wear sunscreen)
Me with Andrew Smith, Sherrie Peterson, and Ally Condie
Andrew Smith, Ally Condie, and Laura and Tom McNeal at the "Brave New Worlds" Panel
(SUCH an awesome panel. Totally worth baking in the sun)
I love this photo because Ally and Andrew look so bored--but that's only because the sound people were trying to fix a technical difficulty. ;)
Gennifer Choldenko, Robin Benway, Gayle Forman, Allen Zadoff and Cecil Castellucci at the "Practical and Powerful" panel
ALSO awesome. They seriously cracked me up. And Gayle Foreman was sweet enough to pass out sunscreen. Too bad for me it was already too late.
See? Yeah--the redness only got worse from there.
BUT YAY I FINALLY GOT TO MEET GAYLE FORMAN!!!!!
Me with Andrew Smith, who I can never see enough of
AND LOOK HOW HE SIGNED MY BOOK!
I have the best Agent Big Brother EVER! :)
Most surreal moment of the day?
When Ally Condie was signing my copy of MATCHED, I asked her to sign it to Shannon and SHE KNEW WHO I WAS!!! She was like, are you Shannon Whitney Messenger?
So fun to meet so many authors--and to meet some of you guys too! Thanks for coming over to say hi. I'm always amazed that you guys can recognize me! Or that you care enough to come over and talk to the giggling blonde girl with the sunburn.
Pretty sure I won't be at any other big events until ALA in June (which isn't that far away--eek!). Hope to see some of you there!