Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thank you Texas!



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:












 Ugh, Austin is so cool. Must return. I want to come back when the bats are all maximal, spiraling out from under their bridge in their crazy flocking numbers, is that summer? I love bats. Brain is at about 20% right now, can you tell? if you only knew how few words here I typed right on the first try .oekrnuyhdn d8hrejm,siod oijeihnelner good night.....

8 comments:

fourheadjen said...

Awesome! Wish there was a pic from Blue Willow though...

Sabrina said...

What a fantastic day with you and Lisa! Gee, rough job being your media escort. Austin's bats are here March through October. Best viewing is in August when the baby bats (pups) are old enough to hunt for insects with their mothers. Imagine 1.5 million flying out (wave after wave) from under the bridge. So I'll see you in about 9 mos. Austin loves Lainie Taylor!

Anonymous said...

I am not a young adult (51), but I love Daughter. When I saw that Days's release would coincide with my yearly cancer recheck for pulmonary NET, I knew that reading Daughter and Days would be the perfect distraction. I finished Days an hour ago and posted my review on Goodreads. Thank you for writing such beautiful, horrifying, and haunting books.
Dr Susan

The Bookwurm said...

Oh, how I wish beyond wishes that you would come to New York...
A gavriel could make that happen, right?
:)

Kate said...

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE AND LOVE TEXAS!!!!! Was there this last June, cannot wait to go back!!! I have a good amount of Texan blood in me and I'm a true Texan at heart!!! <3
Glad you had fun! Looks like it was a blast! LOVE awesome librarians!!! Whoot! And bookish kids!!! And all the cool pictures of said awesome librarians and bookish kids! And how awesome is that cake?!
Have I ever mentioned that I think your hair is so fun?!
And did I mention that I LOVE Texas!!! :D

Jennifer said...

Heck yeah! Cakes and cupcakes. Go Texas!

Kathleen McCormack said...

I live in Austin--how did I not know you were here?? Bummed that I missed you. Just finished Days of Blood and Starlight, and found it even better (if that's possible!) than Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Can't wait for the next one--but no pressure. ;)

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