Saturday, November 22, 2008

NCTE/ALAN Conference, Texas

The Green Earth Book Award panel was well attended and the other speakers were Sneed Collard, Jean Okimoto, and Jill Wolfson. Prof Ernie Bond of Salisbury U was the moderator. I've also been signing posters and books at the Abrams booth and met a blogger who reads this site (teacher). I'll be signing with Scott Westerfield at the Teenlibris (Benbella Books), my Texan publishers who are based here in San Antonio. (Scott was the editor for the Borders/Benbella book on Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass. ) I've got one more panel at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday - ye gods - on Elves, Fairies and Everafters, then I fly out home. It's going to be hectic getting home as all of America will be on the move for Thanksgiving!


sandi said...

Hey that was me! you are such a fantastic person. I am so glad I got the chance to meet you. I can't wait to get started on The Light Bearer's Daughter.


ps thanks for telling me about the computer access

sandi said...

I finished "The Light-Bearer's Daughter"
Loved it! I love how you are bringing in characters from the other books. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one!!
My favorite line from this one- "For I am the Light-Bearer and you are the Light that I bore." I have to admit, I teared up a bit when I read that.

(Did you get the email with the picture? I want to make sure I sent it to the right place)

OR Melling said...

Thanks Sandi! Glad you enjoyed the book. We are in the last stages of The Book of Dreams. One more pass and it is off to the printers. Yes, I got the pic thanks. May post in the new year if my pride allows. (You look great, but I look awful!)