Saturday, January 17, 2009

Star Struck!

I'm a total nerd when it comes to good books.  I own hundreds (maybe even thousands when you count my books at school) of books.  I have met many, many authors.  
I've met Kevin Henkes, Mo Willems, Patricia Polacco, Kate de Camillo,
Shannon Hale, David Shannon, Sharon Creech...
and many, many more.

I do realize that the authors listed above are all authors of children's books.  That is, after all, what I know the most about.  The only adult author I've had the pleasure of meeting 
(until today)  is Barbara Kingsolver.

So, today, I had the privilege of going to a symposium at the Provo Library.  The keynote speaker was Nancy Turner...currently my favorite author.
Melissa went with me.  It was a wonderful time to spend with her.
We ate a J Dawg and a Sonic Diet Coke after the event.

Me (so excited) with my new BFF Nancy Turner.

Me telling my BFF what to do.

This is the book I'm currently reading.  It is the third in the 
Sarah Prine trilogy.  "These Is My Words" is the first.  "Sarah's Quilt"
is the second.

Nancy Turner signing my book.

The signed books.  I tried to get her to write "To my new BFF Tami" but
she wouldn't.  (Just kidding.  I wanted to but I didn't want to embarrass Melissa!)


Abbie said...

You lucky duck! So fun. I haven't read any of her books, but they are on my (never ending!) list.

What? J Dawgs? Ha. That place is a money making machine.

emlizalmo said... are hilarious! I am laughing out loud while my hubby is wondering what is so funny. I'm anxious to see if her next book is dedicated to you. :) Seriously are so lucky. Probably my 2 favorite books ever...Poisonwood Bible and These Is My Words. I need to read the rest of your BFF's though. Hope they're as good as the first. :)

Erin said...

WHAT???? I kinda can't believe you didn't call me while you were there so that Nancy could have given me a shout out!

So jealous. So excited to read the next one.

Kim said...

I only read the first book and I loved it! I'll have to get the others.

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