Notes from Austin

I’m highly suspicious of the JetBlue flight status page that tells me I’m going to be flying to Boston tomorrow evening.

In the meantime, some notes from Austin.

I was intrigued by this enormous and peculiar magnifying glass in the author reception area of the Texas Capitol building.

So I took an experimental picture of Jasper Fforde through it.

Perhaps I’ll never, ever post a picture on my blog of an author you can actually see.

Okay, fine.

Here’s me, author Cinda Williams Chima, children’s editor for Kirkus Reviews Vicky Smith, and author Jasper Fforde. Our fantasy panel was packed with people and frankly one of the most fun panels I’ve ever been on.

Speaking of fun, you need to look at the Halloween costumes picture book artist Tad Hills makes for his kids.