Marcia, Dave, and I headed down to Houston for TLA’s 2009 conference earlier this month. We always have fun in Texas – thanks to all the wonderful librarians who stopped by our booth!
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni appeared on the AAP “Adult Books – Not Just for Grown-Ups Anymore” panel, where she spoke insightfully and with humor about her novels and how she came to be a writer. She was kept very busy at TLA this year, and her books remained a popular draw in our booth throughout the conference.
First novelist, John Pipkin, appeared at the “Evening with the Authors” dinner event. It was John’s first event in support of his first novel, Woodsburner. He was personable and well-spoken, receiving a warm welcome from the Texas librarians. We were also very excited to share with everyone the news of his Kirkus starred review, which called it “Pulitzer Prize material!”