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.

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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!”

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-Erica

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