I call Janet my poetry adviser. She is always there to give me help and advice whenever I ask for it. In addition, she is one of my favorite people in the world. We always have good times when we're together.
Saturday evening Janet and I joined the rest of the Blue Rose Girls and some other folks at Busboys and Poets for dinner.
Janet & Alvina
At the Newbery/Caldecott Banquet
Grace & Alvina
Rebecca (Grace's agent), Grace, & Alvina
From L to R
Anna Alter, Libby Koponen, Grace, Meghan McCarthy, Alvina, & I
One of the best parts of the "big event" was getting to meet some of my favorite kidlit bloggers in person. It was like greeting old friends. I was so excited! Grace also brought Joyce Sidman over to meet me. Grace knows how much I love Joyce's poetry.
Some of My Blogging Buddies
Joyce Sidman (one of my poetry idols) with Kelly
Laura & I
And the Best Part of All: