This weekend I had the pleasure of sharing my books and being one of the judges of the Book Mark contest at the Massachusetts School Library Annual Conference. It was great to meet so many dedicated school librarians and to see what they are doing at their schools- a very creative bunch! I also got to meet some talented authors and illustrators... Mary Newell DePalma, Emily Redmond (both pictured), Sara Hoagland Hunter, Carolyn DeCristo, Shelley Rotner, and Greg Mone. Lisa Genova gave an awesome keynote at dinner- about her books and experience on the set filming the movie about her book "Still Alice". I was excited that my daughter could be with me to see such a great role model- a woman who shows that it is very cool to be smart (which is not always the case in middle school)!