Armed with shiny new business cards and bottomless enthusiasm, we’ll be heading up to Seattle tomorrow for KidLit Con, a conference for the online children’s literary community. An entire weekend hanging out with techie YA fans and talking about blogging and social media is kind of like a trip to Disney Land for us. Lucy and I are all about online communication, but the whole reason why social media works is that there’s a wonderful community of readers, writers, book bloggers, and publishing professionals out there, and we’re excited to meet some of them face to face. That, and Scott Westerfeld is giving the keynote address, so we couldn’t pass it up.
A lot of really interesting people are going to be there, such as Sara Gundell of Novel Novice and The Hunger Games Examiner, who is fabulous at promoting literacy and YA book love. There’s also going to be local YA authors, including Sara Ryan (she has librarian powers too), Karen Cushman, and Suzanne Young. Plus, we’ll get to see some old friends: Leah Brown and Mary Darcy, the acquisitions editors of RainTown Press,and Eliza Lane of The Book Tramp.
Hope to see you there!