Kyra Davis dated some eccentric men
Diane Kitchen's speech

YA authors in the Gaylord Opryland

At long last, I have got it together to post a couple photos from NCTE/ALAN -- which is a big conference of English teachers and young adult authors that I posted about earlier. And here, as well.

Yaauthorsgroup_1These are from an evening celebration, after hours, with other people who write for teenagers. Click to enlarge.

Me, David Levithan, Jordan Sonnenblick, MT Anderson, Cecil Castelluci, Lauren Myracle.

Their books (one each, skipping me):
Wide Awake, Notes from the Midnight Driver, The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Queen of Cool, TTYL.

Lauren and I, wearing matching necklaces. We are writing a book together with Sarah Mlynowski.

Yaauthors4crazy_1 John Green (An Abundance of Katherines) held the camera and we all squeezed in next to him. Only Cecil, maybe not so much. That's me, Lauren Myracle, and they eyes of Ms. Castelluci.

That's all, folks!