Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Texas Book Festival

What a way to spend my birthday!

A beautiful day in Austin, Texas!

I left a few BookCrossing books here and there,
including this one about the Alamo,
which I left near the Texas Capitol.

Judy Schachner, author of the Skippyjon Jones books...

New author Mac Barnett, author of Guess Again!

Jon Scieszka, author of the new Robot Zot book,
and best known for the Time Warp Trio books.

Barnett and Scieszka later announced the 2009-2010 Bluebonnet books.
They both sported manly chests.

There was an entertainment tent...

...and a cooking tent...

...lots of readers...

...and, because it was also Halloween, tons of people in costume... the wonderful Elizabeth Berg and Amanda Eyre Ward....

...and even Margaret Atwood!

What a wonderful day...and tomorrow I'll return to the festival for more authors and more book talk!


  1. Happy Birthday!! Sure looks like it was a good one...

  2. What a great way to spend your birthday! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  3. Looks like an amazing event. Happy birthday!

  4. Oh How wonderfully fun. Happy Birthday by the way! Wasn't Judy Schachner fun? She visited my district about 3 years ago.

  5. I had a fantastic day. Every author I met was cheery, and I'm not so sure I would be cheery after signing hundreds of autographs. Schachner was hilarious!

  6. wow! that looks like so much fun. you had better weather than we did up here for the boston book fest! and you had margaret atwood! :-) *jealous*!

  7. I would have loved to have gone just to hear Elizabeth Berg!! Off to see if she's posted a blog entry about the event...

  8. Elizabeth Berg---What is it about her? She is such a wonderful speaker as well as a wonderful writer. She radiates wisdom.


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