HarperCollins was kind enough to invite me to breakfast this morning (thanks, Patti). The hotel was across the street from mine which meant NO CABS were involved. I sat next to YALSA Prez Elect Kim Patton and at the same table with Erin Downey. Spotted tons of YALSA folks including Bonnie Kunzel and Mary Arnold and Susan Fichtelburg and others whose names are escaping me (sorry). Talked to Thunderchikin and then....
Yep, Neil Gaiman arrived toward the end of the breakfast. Never have I seen so many librarians acting star struck (including me, notice I took a photo from afar *stalking*).
BTW, the word for ALA 09 is TRAGIC according to Kim Patton....hashtags ready
An interesting aside: one of the channels is showing BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE now celebrating 10 year anniversary. Cool.