Wednesday, October 1, 2008

West Hollywood Book Fair!

What a great day we had on Sunday at the West Hollywood Book Fair! I have attended it every year and this is my second year participating. I was so thrilled and honored to be the moderator of a YA panel on tough issues for teens and how we write about them without being didactic. Joining me were Lisa Yee (MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS, etc.), Janet Tashjian (TRU CONFESSIONS, etc.), Joyce Lee Wong (SEEING EMILY) and CG Watson (QUAD).

Here we are, a panel in motion.

Lisa with Peepy who was a little shy in front of the huge crowd.

Janet discusses things smartly.

CG has something to say.

Joyce talks about people mistaking her for Jackie Chan.

All of us at the end of the talk - we held up well!

And your moderator with her books

Thanks to everyone who came to hear us talk and who asked questions or who just clapped politely. We had an amazing time! And super happy thanks to all the panelists who agreed to be there. I loved meeting all of you!