Apr 30, 2012

Texas Library Association Conference - 2012 Wrapup (+Giveaway)

Another TLA has come and gone, and I am already counting down the days until 2013! It really is one of my favorite literary vacations. This year, I was a busy bee. Take a look at some of the fun that took place.

I presented first thing on Tuesday. Look at the size of this room! TLA asked if they could film the panel so there were spotlights and two cameras. The room was more full than time of photo. ;)
Class of 2K11 dinner - love this group of uber talented writers!

 
 I met JUDY  BLUME!
 The YART Texas Tea was one of my favorite events!
 Maggie Steifvater
 Siobhan Vivian
 
My homegirl, Joy Preble
Austinites Jessica Lee Anderson & PJ Hoover

On Thursday I moderated a panel called Right Now: New YA to Entice Readers:
 My birds-eye view
Morgan Matson, Kate Ellison, Madeleine George
Jessi Kirby, me, Jackson Pearce, and Megan Miranda

The YART appreciation dinner:
Kristin Cashore SAT AT MY TABLE!
Megan Miranda (at my table!) and Melissa Walker 

All and all, one of my favorite TLAs ever! I am so proud to serve on the YART Board and to know so many wonderful authors, publishers, and bloggers. Next year, Fort Worth! I have a swag giveaway of some awesome stuff gathered from TLA. Signed bookmarks, postcards, stickers, and a signed book plate from Kiki Hamilton, Lisa Desrochers, and two from award winning author, Patricia McCormick. There will be TWO winners. Fill out the fancy doo-hickey below to be officially entered. International, good luck! 

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25 comments:

  1. This is a really cool giveaway. I wish that I had been able to attend!

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  2. Thanks for the recap, it looks like you had a fantastic, but EXHAUSTING time! I'm jealous of all the authors you met! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  3. I'm not going to enter (I was at TLA and already have plenty of swag), but I wanted to say I enjoyed your write-up!

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  4. Looks like you had an awesome time!! I wish I could have attended! :)

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  5. Looks like you had a great time! I wish i could have come too! =D

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  6. As a high school librarian, I was the Virginia conference was a quarter as big as Texas'. So jealous!

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  7. This conference sounded amazing! Looks like there were TONS of talented writers there! Hope you had a great time! Thanks for the giveaway.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  8. Aww looks like you all had a blast! I'm there next year, FOR SURE this time! haha

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  9. Looks like a good time was had by all! What a great gathering of authors and books. Thanks for sharing with us who couldn't make it!!

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  10. It sounded like you had a great time! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  11. Kristin Cashore!!! Sweet! I want to meet her too. Wow, you def had a good time!

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  12. Thanks for the recap - wish I could have been there! Thanks for sharing. And nice hats :)

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  13. Geez, I sure wish I lived in Texas! I live in NY and have a chance to go to the BEA but I have no one to go with me! lol

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  14. I am sad that I was unable to attend this year... last year was a blast!! Hopefully next year my schedule will work out :)

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  15. This year's TLA was amazing! I was so blown away. It seems like every year it just keeps getting better and better! I wish I had made more time for some of the different events going on, especially the Tea! I'll try to make time for it all next year. Looks like you did a fabulous job as always!

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  16. That looks like such an amazing time! Conferences with lots of authors present are always a rollicking good time. :)

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  17. So jealous of all the great people you got to meet :) thanks for the awesome contest

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  18. I'm always so jealous of how awesome the TLA Conference is! The FLA Conference doesn't have nearly as many awesome authors coming! At least I have ALA to go to soon!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I'm glad you had such a great time and your talk went well! I'm going to do my darndest to make it next year!!

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  20. Thank you for the international giveaway!
    I love swags! I've a box full of bookmarks and other swags and I really would love to win those you had offered! :)
    The TLA seems to have been such a funny event! You're so lucky! I would love to meet some of my favourite authour but they never come to Italy xP

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  21. Wow, you are so lucky to get meet all those amazing authors! Thank you very much for the giveaway!

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  22. Enjoyed reading your wrap-up post. We just had our Massachusetts library conference. Cynthia Lord gave a great presentation during one of the programs and I met a new YA author Kimberly Marcus, but your day full of YA sounds like a lot of fun!

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