Greetings from Los Angeles! Above is a view of downtown from my hotel window on the Sunset Strip. This has been such an amazingly fun two days, and I am in torment that I don't have the full spectrum of pictures I would like to show on account of not bringing my "real camera". Photos exist and will be gathered (thank you Katie for photographing the event last night!!!!) but I wanted to put up a post before leaving for the airport (see you soon, Miami!), so here.
Thanks, first, to the Santa Monica Public Library for the great event on Thursday. Thank you to Robert for the interview format, and for wearing SUCH A GREAT SHIRT!!!
Thank you to awesome media escort Karen Hebert for helping with everything.
Thank you Taft High School for a really fun morning. I have no pictures of you except these murals!
One whole hallway: huge murals of famous area sites, done by students. They're GREAT.
Thank you Barnes & Noble in Glendale for possibly the best (and biggest) event yet. It was phenomenally fun. Thank you to all the readers who came (from as far away as San Diego! And also Germany, ha, Lenore Appelhans, though *possibly* you didn't come all this way for me). And thank you to Leigh Bardugo for coming by! It was so good to meet you!!!! There were hamsas and blue hair and fun shwag and a looooong signing line (yay yay yay!!!). You guys really made me feel special.
I really can't wait to show more pics from this event, because there were so many wonderful people, including the young woman who had made herself one of Zuzana's I-saw-an-angel T-shirts, and also 10-year-old Lindsay, attending her first ever author event (hi Lindsay! photo forthcoming!) It was stupendous.
And it's possible I arrived in Glendale in a really good mood from a certain place not so far away ...
tra la la, what's that place? Hm. *shrug* :-)
I'm off to Miami this morning for the Miami Book Festival. I've never been there, so I'm really keen to see the city. I hope you'll come out my panel tomorrow at 3:30, rm 1164, where I'll be with authors Gennifer Albin and Tonya Hurley. Can't wait!
Oh, one last thing: