Oh the places I have been
June 25, 2012 | Filed under: Stuff
I’ve spent the past few days at ALA 2012, which is the American Library Association’s annual conference. Seventeen floors up at the Anaheim Marriott gave me quite the view.
The key cards don’t fit into a slot at your hotel room door. You have to sort of wave them and then you’re beeped into your room. The first time I was waving the wrong side of the card for a good five minutes like an idiot, when the guy in the room next door took mercy on me and helped me. Turns out you don’t wave it like an idiot. You calmly just hold it up. Noted…
The conference was next door to the hotel, at the Anaheim Convention Center, which is actually really pretty…
I spoke at a panel with Susan Mallery, Jillian Hunter, Tessa Dare and Deborah Coontz. I expected to be terrified but it turns out you can’t sustain terror for long periods of time. So I had a cookie and calmed down, and it was actually so much fun. Librarians are my people.
Oh and notice Tessa Dare copied me. We need to be in a page of People Magazine under the Who Wore This Dress Better category.
My publisher threw a wonderful cocktail party last night where I ate deep fried ravioli (yum) and got to talk about books all night. You can’t beat that. Good times, and I hope I get to go back next year.
In the meantime, I have to get back to work. (Um, if you’re my editor, I worked every night in the hotel room, I absolutely did NOT party it up, and that Christmas Lucky Harbor novella I owe you is totally in the mail… )
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