The presentation of the awards gave each narrator the opportunity to speak to the audience of about 200 present for the ceremony. Elizabeth Fama, the author of Monstrous Beauty, was also present and told us that she is an audiobook addict thanks to Katy Kellgren. The event concluded with Kate Rudd reading the opening scene of FIOS, I sat there mesmerized once again as I listened to those narrators, the folks who brought to life our award winners. Everyone in attendance left with a CD sampler of our four winning titles plus one free audiobook provided by the publishers of the winning titles,. Make plans now to attend this event in Vegas in 2014 at annual.
One final note, two of my doctoral students were present for the award ceremony and were so helpful as we were setting up. They also guarded thhe giveaway table and stayed afterward to talk. I am eternally grateful to you guys. Thanks, Rebecca and Melanie, for being there and helping out..
Now, we are packed and heading to the airport shortly. I will miss seeing my ALA friends, bu I know Scout is sitting waiting for his humans to come home.