I have all of five minutes to whip out this post because I've still got packing to do.
But I did want to say that, for the past several years, I've been fortunate to take part in Highland Park's incredible Literary Festival. Tomorrow morning, I'll head over there once more to lead a few fiction workshops. After having listened tonight to the featured author, poet Naomi Shihab Nye, I feel awash in gratitude.
After I teach 3 morning workshops, I'll head on to Austin for the SCBWI conference. It's been an emotionally rough week, so I'm looking forward to this weekend. For those of you who are curious about what Children's and Young Adult novelists do in large gatherings around a cash bar, I'll do my best to report when I get back.