Home again, home again, jiggity-jog.
I'm not sure Ella was really that sad I was gone, since Bart took her out to dinner one night and out for ice cream the other evening. They spent an hour swinging on the swings, and Bart bought her a few shirts.
I had a wonderful time in Dallas. The highlights were the preview breakfast at Little Brown (food! books! authors!) and the Scholastic author round up last night (Jordan Sonnenblick's reading of his new book, Curveball, was the best part for me).
And, of course, I came home with many books (hooray for having a car, rather than having to ship them home like I did after BEA). Here are the ones I'm most excited for:
I've been fortunate to go to several conferences in the last year - TLA in Austin, BEA in New York, and now Midwinter in Dallas. I don't know when I'll next be able to make a conference happen for me, but for now I'm just feeling happy that I was able to go to this one.