I had a fantastic time at the California School Librarian Association Conference, held in Yosemite, CA.
I was on a picture book panel with fellow authors (l. to r.) Marcia Berneger, Linda Joy Singleton, and Erin Dealey.
Erin moderated, so I introduced her.
As the panel progressed, audience member (and author-illustrator) Ashley Wolff sketched us!
Life imitates art.
My literary agency, East-West Literary was well-represented by fellow authors (l. to r.) Patricia Newman, Erin Dealey, and Gayle Pitman.
Our dinner centerpieces honored SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen.
Got to say hi to Mac.
The next morning, my wife and I went for a walk in the woods. Here’s a pair of trees hugging.
Here is one determined little sapling.
And here I am, bold outdoorsman with a dorky hat.