PaLA Conference: Author Selfies

Say it Rah-shay By Oct 21, 2013 20 Comments

It’s time for the annual Pennsylvania Library Conference and the venue for the conference is absolutely beautiful. We are at the Seven Springs Resort and there is a mountain outside of my room. Wow

Today I was able to met several of the authors who presented on panels (put together by my friend Karl) and I was able to get all fan girl.

Here are a few selfiies:
Me with A. S. King. She was the winner of the Carolyn Fields awards for her book Ask the Passengers. She also write Please Excuse Vera Dietz and her newest is Reality Boy (I read it in two days. Two because I had left the book home and wants able to go home before I headed to The second gig)


Me with Elizabeth Laban and Kit Grindstaff


Me with K. M. Walton and Beth Kephart.

Me and E. C. Meyers.
He lives in Philadelphia. My library is near Philadelphia. I’m not psychic but I predict a program a coming.

I love meeting authors. They are my rock stars.
I’m going to curl up with a good book, look over my notes and dream of library programs and other fantastical library things.


I am mom, daughter, sister, yarn lover, word lover, crazy cat lady and library chick. Find me with book or with hook and a hot cuppa.


  1. I loved going to Seven Springs. Haven’t been there in years though. Did you get to go sight seeing while there.?

  2. How fun! My son just met an author that he adores and that was such a highlight for him. I’d love to meet some of my favorite authors!

  3. Amiyrah says:

    I love seeing how much fun you have in your element. You just shine!

  4. That’s wonderful that you got to meet so many great authors. I can tel how excited you were and you could see it in your face. Yay!

  5. What is it about selfies that make it look like everyone is having fun! Loos like everyone had a great time.

  6. Le-an Lacaba says:

    What a fun day! It’s really great when you’re surrounded with people who inspire you

  7. It looks like you had such a great time! Selfies are a must if you meet people that you instantly connect with and have fun 🙂

  8. kay adeola says:

    Looks like you had a good time,thanks for sharing your pictures it is really good to get to meet people that inspire you 🙂

  9. Pepper says:

    Oh, those are such great photos! You look so happy, but I can imagine you are meeting all those authors!

  10. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh wow looks like you were all having such an amazing time 🙂 x

  11. Karen says:

    What an amazing experience, I bet you were able to get some great insights from the authors too

  12. I looks like you had a wonderful time!! 🙂

  13. Pam says:

    I love to read so a conference like this would have been right up my alley!

  14. Looks like a very fun event and you look so happy! So great to be doing something you love! Selfies are the best!

  15. Cynthia L says:

    That looks like a great conference! It is always fun to meet people you look up to!

  16. I think it is so wonderful when authors make themselves available to their readership. We are currently reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers in my classroom and my students are always commenting on how much of a pleasure it would be to meet him and pick his brain about the book.

  17. Happy you got to meet some of your loved authors. I’ve never met any but there are a few that I would love to meet. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

  18. amanda says:

    !ah what are yo u currently reading? i have a few books i’m getting through.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  19. MELISASource says:

    Awesome photos! So glad that you had a great time!

  20. What a nice event meeting wonderful and talented authors… Something to remember!

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