I haven't been around much for the last two weeks because I was in San Francisco visiting my Kiddo. I stayed in a lovely and relatively inexpensive AirBandB in the Berkeley Hills, which was really great. We traveled all around San Francisco, up to Napa and down to Carmel and Monterey. In Carmel, we visited the old Mission there and on the door was this sign:
And I thought to myself what are the chances of that happening. Apparently, the chances were great. That night, which was my last night, I was staying in a hotel and when I woke up in the middle of the night because my bed was shaking, I knew that shaking meant earthquake! Time to go home!
But my visit was fun and I loved Northern California.
While I was there, I told my Kiddo about the upcoming KidLitCon 2014 that will take place in Sacramento, CA October 10-11, 2014. I can't go because I already spent my travel budget, but if you can make it, it looks to be a wonderful conference. This year, attendees will be considering what we as book bloggers can do "to make a meaningful difference in increasing diversity in children's and young adult literature."
When I told my Kiddo that Zetta Elliott was going to be there, she was pretty excited. She knows Elliott from her student days at Bard High School Early College and Mount Holyoke College, where she took Elliott's classes. But all the guest speakers are well known and loved favorites - Mitali Perkins will be the keynote speaker, and Shannon Hale, Mike Jung, Ian Lendler, Stephanie Kuehn, Karen Sandler, and Jewell Parker Rhodes, all authors I would love to meet.
You have until September 19, 2014 to register and can find everything you need to know plus a registration form HERE
But, wait! There's more:
I always love seeing my Kiddo, but now it is time to get back to the business of reading (and she'll be home for Christmas).