After the preconference I helped set up our exhibit booth. Lois and I grabbed a late lunch/early dinner and retired to the room to read. Wednesday began with breakfast with Tim Jones of Holt and a bunch of wonderful Texas librarians. Then it was a race to the convention center to set up for my presentation on new YA books in the Arena Theater (scary big). A quick dash after that to the booth and then it was time to present again, a session on books for tweens. Yesterday came to an end with an incredible dinner with Tomie DePaola and the lovely ladies from Penguin (Hi, Scottie and RaShahn).
I am off shortly for Day #3 where I hope to actually see some exhibits and maybe even some sessions. And while I am here, the remodeling is approaching completion. There are still painters in the house and some appliance deliveries, but all other work is done!