Another children's book conference came and went. As always, I'm inspired. Inspired and excited that I am part of this industry. The key note speakers were great. It was more than a treat to see and hear Richard Peck again. He is our giant, our very own children's book giant. the agents panel was very informative and the agents featured, came over as very human and accessible, (not at all like Ari Gold from Entourange)
But, the ending key note speaker was the absolute highlight for me. Jack Gantos was replacing Julius Lester, who couldn't be there. I had never heard him speak before. He was eloquent, inspiring, very new england, and very very funny.