NCTE 2004

Greg and I attended NCTE in Indianapolis earlier this month for four days. I spoke about how technology affects children’s/YA authors and about social justice in Native American children’s literature. We caught up with my Harper editor, Rosemary Brosnan, Greg’s Little Brown editor, Amy Hsu.

We also had a chance to visit with a number of wonderful authors, gurus, teachers, and publishing folks–too many to mention, most of whom are of course long-time fast friends. But some stars I met for the first time included Jacqueline Woodson, Pam Munoz Ryan, Irene Smalls, Bruce Coville, Jim Murphy, and for the first time in person (though we’d met via email) Joseph Bruchac and Ellen Wittlinger.