(Note: this is a joint post)
We’ll try to avoid unmitigated gushing, but it’s hard not to be starstruck when you’re in the same auditorium as beloved literary heroes Katherine Paterson, M.T. Anderson, Natalie Babbitt, Susan Cooper, Timothy Basil Ering, Steven Kellogg, Patricia MacLachlan, and James Ransome. We saw their faces. We heard their voices. Patricia MacLachlan even sang!