Saturday, October 6, 2012

Heartland Fall Forum

Once again I had the opportunity to work for the Midwest Booksellers Association Trade Show. This time MIBA was combined with the Great Lakes Booksellers Association and it was an even bigger, exciting show.

I was schlepping books again and meeting new authors and other wonderful literary folk. I really controlled myself in the book consumption this year, mainly focusing on children's books and new books I could donate for circulation to my library.

The highlight for me was meeting Sarah Stewart and David Small, two of my favorite children's authors/illustrators. Their new book, The Quiet Place is so beautiful.

I didn't get a picture of Justin Cronin but was able to be one of his many assistant book schleppers while he visited our book room. He had quite a bit of copies to sign of his new book, The Twelve, given to attendees of the Children's Author Breakfast.

I tried to take a bunch of other pictures but the schedule got too busy. All in all, I met so many wonderful people; authors, publishers, agents, editors. Whether it was from a big publisher or a small imprint, they were all passionate and delighted to be a part of this event.

Looking forward to many more years to come.

Happy reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

 red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

You are SUCH a lucky duck! YAYYYYY! PSssst I've missed you! Come say hi sometime k? ;)


Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Wonderful! Looks like you had a lot of fun. Love seeing your smiling face. =O)