...but I did get to meet Clifford! And he is a honey. Debbie is speaking at a ticketed luncheon tomorrow, and I didn't think ahead to buy a ticket. She may be doing a book signing, too, but the lines for famous authors are long and require more standing than I can do right now.
And Bobby Deen. He is a honey and a cutie. I attended a session moderated by Sam Sifton, of the New York Times, with David Venable of QVC and Bobby. What complete fun! On behalf of all of us in Buttercupland, I told him how much we like his mom. I was pretty sure I could take that liberty.
And Peter Brown, illustrator, par excellence, who signed a copy of his new book "Creepy Carrots," for me.
Yes, it's wild, hectic and crowded and the food is so over-priced, even for a New Yorker. A cup of coffee was $3.50, but when you're desperate for a cup of coffee...But I am having such a good time. The book show is primarily for book stores, publishers, book reviewers and folks who make their livings in the book business. I am thrilled that my registration for BlogWorld included admission to BookExpo.
In the past I've had a number of jobs in the book business and I have some regrets about not pursuing that path professionally. Throughout the day I was asked what I did and the first thing that popped into my head was "book blogger." Long-time readers know I don't blog about books very much, and I've felt insecure about writing about books because I wasn't a book professional. But books and discussing them is something I love. I don't intend to turn Buttercupland into a book blog, but there are more books to come in the future of Buttercupland.
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!