Minimal words before sleeping:
Austin was Awesome. Thank you Austin!
Thank you Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, who greeted me in carnival masks and hamsas and shared breakfast and amazingness.
And thank you O'Henry Middle School for, among other things ... THIS CAKE!
I probably would've kept and preserved it for all eternity if I could, but the students descended upon and devoured it ...
As well they might, since it was delicious. There were also cupcakes. Day = made.
I love bookish kids. And geez, I am so impressed with the Texas school librarians I met! SO. AMAZING!
Oh, and meet this young lady, Faith, who has a horse named Karou and a cat named Akiva! Faith, thank you. That hugely makes my day :-)
And, oh lovely, had a little time for some shopping and eating with these lovely ladies:
We're at Book People there, greeeeeaaaaaaat indie bookstore in Austin, the kind of store where everythinG is so beautifully displayed your fingers just want to touch all the books. Caresssssssss. (On the left, lovely publicist extraordinaire from Little Brown, Lisa Moraleda, on on the right, media escort Sabrina who was OUR PEOPLE, so fun to hang out with and talk books and movies and all Stuff.) And she brought us to these places: