Tuesday, August 07, 2007

S'More Rockin' in L.A.

We're still catching up on sleep, so we'll discuss the highlights of SCBWI's national conference in our next post. Until then, feast your eyes on these:

Robin, Julie Strauss-Gabel, John Green, and Jay at the By the Light of the Silvery Moon poolside gala.

The Mermaids with Newbery winner Susan Patron. And she confirmed, she was talking about us in her acceptance speech!

We grabbed some drinks at the swanky Skybar then dined at Asia de Cuba with Mermaid scholarship winner Stephanie Blake and Caldecott winner David Diaz. Who else was dining there? Only Lionel Richie!

Then we all headed to The Standard, a funky club with velvet swings hanging from the ceiling, just big enough to hold three children's book writers.

We know. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it!


Lisa Yee said...

Wonderful seeing all of you again! And in sparkly clothes, too.

Good luck on your deadlines and whatnots. Remember, it's all in your head. So have a good meltdown, then get up and shake it off and get back to the keyboard.

(Chocolate helps, too.)

Colorado Writer said...

It was so fun living the dream in LA LA Land! Thanks for the experiences, you guys!

Linda D. (sbk) said...

Oh geez, you guys know how to make a girl jealous.

The nerdfighter in me is most jealous of your photo with John.

I think I might just have to make sure I get to go next year. It looks like too much fun to miss.

Glad you had a great time everyone.

Disco Mermaids said...

It is too much fun to miss. This was my eighth national conference, and every one seems like it happened yesterday.

And now...back to the real world.

- Jay

Steph said...

You know, it's so great to come to your blog and see all of the positive energy that you put into things becoming these truly wonderful tangibles and intangibles. I applaud you mermaids! So great to be around that certain Mermaid Magic. And it was a pleasure to get to chat with you (although all too briefly, my head was somewhere else unfortunately)....

Sarah Darer Littman said...

I missed dancing youse guys:>(

As they say at the end of the Passover seder..."Next year in LA"...

Oh wait, maybe it's Jerusalem. WhatEVER!