Sunday, October 21, 2018

Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) 2018 Conference keynote

On 10/19/18, I did two things: silently celebrate the 30th anniversary of getting my driver's license and loudly deliver a keynote at the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) 2018 Conference. The former was a solo effort, the latter involved a banquet hall's worth of people.

 Thanks to Bookworm Central for offering so many copies
of my books for sale...yet still not enough!
(You never can predict...)

 I had the pleasure of sitting on the second panel in as many weeks
(and states) with the illustrator of Thirty Minutes Over Oregon
Melissa Iwai, along with Minh LĂȘ, Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson, 
Paula Chase-Hyman, and Liz Reed, moderated by the always
quick-witted Matthew Winner. Pictured above: Minh, Matthew,
Melissa, Marc (me). The Four Ms!

 Then there was a draw-off.

 Featuring those who can actually draw.

 That crowd in the distance is the keynote audience.

A highlight among highlights
(and a first for me):
signing a copy of 
one of my books 
(The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra
which co-stars three goats)
to two goats.

Thank you again to Matthew Winner, April Wathen, and all else who made my participation possible.

And thank you to all who tweeted such kindness, such as these two:

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