Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cheryl and Betsy's BEA Bash

Betsy Bird of the School Library Journal’s Fuse #8 Blog and Cheryl Klein, editor at Scholastic, throw some great Drink Nites. This time it was to celebrate Book Expo America in town for their convention at the Jacob Javits Center.

The Best Bets: Betsy Bird is a great hostess.

So many publishing people attended, authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, SCBWI folk, bloggers and more. I got to chat with illustrator Jesse Joshua Watson as well as authors Susanna Reich, Greg Neri, Steven Kroll and pink-haired about to pop pregnant, Laini Taylor

Author-illustrator John Rocco and his lovely author-illustrator wife, Aileen Leijten are neighbors from DUMBO.

A table of good cheer. Left to Right, Heather Scott, Jennifer Hubert from Reading Rants, Laura Lutz from Queens Library and Michael Santangelo from Brooklyn Pubic Library.

Photos: Melanie Hope Greenberg

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