Welcome 2013 & Best Birthday Ever

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Austin children’s-YA literary luminaries shone bright at the New Year’s Eve party at The Writing Barn. It also was my birthday.

My hair & makeup by Barbara Morin of Sirens Salon in Austin.
Because every semi-formal needs cowboy boots.
Cory and Mark Oakes, Nikki Loftin and Dave Wilson
Brian Anderson & Greg Leitich Smith
Samantha Clark & Bethany Hegedus
Gene Brenek
Cory & Shelli Cornelison
Don and Tammy Tate
Frances Hill Yansky & Brian Yansky
Samantha & Salima Alikhan
Mark G. Mitchell & Julie Lake
Is it Greg or James Bond? Who can tell?
Collage by Shelley Ann Jackson, a birthday gift to me from my children’s-YA writing-illustrating community.

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