Saturday, May 31, 2008

Reading Festival update

I just got back from a great yet exhausting day at the Knoxville Summer Reading Festival. Thank you to all who came out! I had such a wonderful time chatting with so many new and old friends, young readers and future artists. Jon and Atticus came along and had a grand time eating cupcakes, playing the fountains and meeting characters.

Mo Willems, of Don't Let the Pigeon fame, was there and gave a great presentation. Atticus even got a few books signed by him.
Allan Wolf gave a fun and boisterous presentation as well and it was great to meet him for the first time.
Myself and two other illustrators, Sandra Van Winkle and Adam Parsons, met for a Q&A session. After seeing these pics I'm newly dedicated to working on my posture as well as my microphone handling (according to my husband it was hard to hear me). Good experience though. A big thanks to the Knox County Public Library for inviting me out!

1 comment:

Becky in East Tennessee said...

We LOOOOOVED meeting you this weekend!!! I am soo grateful for people like you who are influencing our young people! Your work is amazing and it truly matches your personality! We will certainly be following you! THANKS AGAIN!