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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

BBF Recap: Meeting Bloggers

I was trying to post my recap of the YA Panel at the Baltimore Book Festival first, since that actually happened first. However I'm unable to upload videos from the hospital where I am with Kiddo right now (he's recovering from surgery - more details on that later) so I'll have to do that post later.

Baltimore Book Festival Recap: Meeting Bloggers

I was so excited to hear that Trish @ Hey Lady!, Amy @ My Friend Amy, Nicole @ Linus’s Blanket, and Michelle @ Galleysmith were all planning to come to Baltimore to have dinner with me on Friday night after day 1 of the Baltimore Book Festival. Trish, Amy, and Nicole were all in town for the National Book Festival in DC, and Michelle lives in DC so she was their driver. How lucky am I?!

The original plan was for them to meet me for the YA panel … but traffic was horrible so they missed it. They did get there in time for the author meet & greet afterward though.

Amy and Nicole in front of David Levithan

Trish in front of David Levithan

Garret Freymann-Weyr was very excited to meet Trish – it seems they’ve exchanged many emails in the past. Don’t they both look so thrilled?

After the signing we headed out to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for dinner. Michelle was following me in her car but again, traffic was bad, so we got separated. Once I got them unlost, they found a parking garage on the opposite side of the street and we got back together.

Michelle, Nicole, Amy, and Trish waiting to cross over to my side of the street

It was a gorgeous night out. We walked the few blocks to Harborplace and had dinner at J. Paul’s Restaurant. The food was delicious, but the conversation was even better. Of course, I couldn’t stop talking since I was so excited (so sorry ladies, I’m sure you wanted me to shut up after a while!).

I had intended to do a video of our conversation and have each person introduce herself … but I was having such a good time that I forgot all about it. I did manage to get some pictures though!

Me, Nicole, and Michelle

Me, Trish, and Amy

I am so grateful to these ladies for taking the time to drive to Baltimore to meet me. I had a wonderful time hanging out with them and I can’t wait to do it again sometime!


Jen - devourer of books said...

I'm impressed that you got this written already with all the craziness you've had going on. Looks like you guys had fun!

bermudaonion said...

Oh, I wish I could have been there! I love getting together with other bloggers and that's a great bunch!

Lezlie said...

Very fun!


J.T. Oldfield said...

It looks like you guys had a great time! I wish I could have been there!

Florinda said...

Looks like a great time! I'm envious :-). I've met Amy and Trish, and it's just fun to hang out with book bloggers!

Ti said...

I need a blogger hook-up. LOL.

Hope the Kiddo is on the mend. Poor little guy will be out of it for a few days but hopefully not longer than that.

Lisa said...

Looks like great fun was had by all!

S. Krishna said...

I wish I could have come up! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

softdrink said...

It looks like you all had a blast! How did the book club panel go?

Heather J. said...

Thanks all - we had a GREAT time!

Ti - Kiddo is doing well. We're home now, finally. I'll do an update post as soon as I can.

softdrink - the panel was fabulous! I'm working on a recap of that as well. :)

Serena said...

Heather: I'm glad to hear you had a great time with all the book bloggers at the BBF! Looks like a nice low-key time.

I hope kiddo is doing better.

sarah Pekkanen said...

How fun - what a great group of bloggers! It looks like an amazing time.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Thanks for taking the time to post this while recup-ing with Kiddo ... we all hope he's doing well!

The photos are fantastic! Looking forward to more updates about your panel when you have the time to post :)

Heather J. said...

Serena - Yes, it was great. And Kiddo is doing better every day. :)

Sarah - You got that right!

Dawn - Thanks, he really is doing much better - slowly but surely. And my panel recap should be up tomorrow!

Beth F said...

You all look like you are having so much fun!! Wish I could have been there. Keeping Kiddo in my thoughts.

Michelle said...

Such a flattering picture of me, LOL!!

It was so great to get up to Baltimore for the Book Festival and to take the opportunity to meet you. Hopefully we can meet up again soon. Also hoping kiddo is doing better :)

Heather J. said...

Beth F - It would have been great to meet you! And thanks, Kiddo is doing better every day. :)

Michelle - I'm thrilled that you came in spite of the horrid traffic. We'll definitely have to do it again. And yes, Kiddo is steadily improving.

Anna said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Too bad I couldn't be there. :(

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Heather J. said...

Anna - Maybe we can get a MD/DC area bloggers meet-up organized!

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