We had a great “children’s writers dinner” in Iowa City last night. Barbara O’Connor (seated on the far right) was our guest of honor. And I’m going to post a picture of us before I forget how to do that (it’s really not that hard…I don’t know why I don’t post more pictures on my blog). That’s Britt (left) and me (right) standing in the back. I wonder if she’s standing on her tiptoes? I always thought she and I were the same height…funny how I delude myself like that. Seated next to Barbara (from left to right) is Wendy, jillsbooks and sarah_prineas.
Most of us went to hear Barbara’s presentation at Longfellow Elementary yesterday early afternoon, which was a treat. I always enjoy watching someone else’s school visit presentation. Barbara does a lot of the same things I do. I thought the same thing about David Patenaude when I saw his presentation last week. Yet all three of us have very different presentations.
We’re lucky here in Iowa City…we get a lot of visiting authors. And from my perspective, what’s even luckier is I live in a community with wonderful writers WHO LIKE TO GET TOGETHER! We just had dinner with another visiting author (Beckie Weinheimer) a couple weeks ago…unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera that night, so I have no documentation of the event. She’ll just have to come back so we can do it again and I can take a picture then. The thing about children’s writers is you get a group of us together, we’re all best friends by the end of the evening.