Cynsational Event Report: Texas Library Association Conference

Wow, what fun I had at last month’s annual conference of the Texas Library Association in San Antonio! Special thanks to the TLA Young Adult Round Table and Candlewick Press.

Author Tim Tingle shows off Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light, illustrated by Karen Clarkson (Cinco Puntos, 2010).

ALA Honor Authors Liz Garton Scanlon and Chris Barton. Chris’s new release is Shark v. Train, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (Little, Brown, 2010).

Professor Junko Yokota of National-Louis University in Chicago and National Book Award winner Kimberly Willis Holt.

Professor Sylvia Vardell of Texas Woman’s University.

Author-librarian Debbie Leland models my upcoming release Holler Loudly, illustrated by Barry Gott (Dutton, Nov. 11, 2010).

Author Janet Fox models her upcoming release, Faithful (Speak, May 13, 2010).

Texas Sweethearts Jessica Lee Anderson, P.J. Hoover, and Jo Whittemore. Jo’s new release is Front Page Face-Off (Aladdin, 2010).

Professor Teri Lesesne of Sam Houston State University and Lois Buckman, librarian at Caney Creek High School in Conroe, TX.

Buda author Jerry Wermund shows off Focus on Minerals, illustrated by Tony Sansevero (Rockon, 2007).

Author Peni R. Griffin models 11,000 Years Lost (Amulet, 2004).

Author Kathy Whitehead shows off Art from Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter, illustrated by Shane W. Evans (Putnam, 2008).

Illustrator Joy Fisher Hein.

Author Pat Mora and Professor Loriene Roy of The University of Texas.

Austin authors Greg Leitich Smith, Bethany Hegedus, April Lurie, Debbie Gonzales, Carmen Oliver, and Shana Burg. Bethany looks forward to the release of Truth with a Capital T (Delacorte, Oct. 2010) and April’s most recent book is The Less-Dead (Delacorte, 2010).

April again, this time with authors Frances and Brian Yansky. Brian’s next book is Alien Invasions and Other Inconveniences (Candlewick, Oct. 2010).