Authors and Illustrators Panel at the Athens Borders

Sunday I had the pleasure of addressing teachers and media specialists during the Borders Author/Illustrator panel. Have I mentioned I love doing panels? The pressure is divided up among all the speakers and in our small world of children's book creators, many of the fellow speakers end up being friends so it can be a fun get-together.
     And this time, I also got to meet two authors who were new to me - Gene Fehler and Margo Candelario. If you want boy/baseball (and some poetry) books - you need to check out Gene. And if you're going through a difficult loss, Margo's book Looking to the Clouds for Daddy might be of comfort.
     Above and from the left are Gene Fehler, Donny Bailey Seagraves, Margo Candelario, Me, Robyn Hood Black, and Donna Bowman.
     Thanks to Vicki Joyner of the Athens Border's for the kind invitation. And yeah, I'll take up pretty much any excuse to visit my alma-mater (University of Georgia) and hang at Harry Bissett's with the Hubs.

The Southern Festival of Books

     Today I'm off to Nashville for the Southern Festival of Books. I'll be on a panel Saturday (12:00) and on the Children's Stage Sunday (12:00). Hope to see you there!!

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