There’s No Place Like Home! – Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friends: Okay, I was supposed to blog a couple of days ago but I got stuck in a quagmire of catch-up work. So the above picture was taken on the plane from St. Louis to New Orleans (Chicago to St. Louis then a layover). I took the picture after the warning was issued, “We are […] Read More

Categories: ALA, American Library Association, Author, Children, Children’s Books, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, The Cajun Cornbread Boy

ALA Chicago – Sunday, July 12, 2009

Friends: What a day! I signed books at the ABC-Clio Libraries Unlimited booth early today. I discovered that I left my camera’s SD card in my laptop at the hotel. Ugh. I took pictures with my phone but had trouble emailing them to myself. So all the pictures I have are from tonight’s Newbery Caldecott […] Read More

Categories: ALA, American Library Association, Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling

ALA Chicago – Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friends: Today, I signed books at the American Library Association Conference in Chicago. I was very pleased with the traffic in the exhibit hall – a lot of people came through. One library director bought a copy of each of my books and said that my books were “the best thing she had seen all […] Read More

Categories: ALA, American Library Association, Author, Book Signing, Children, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Storyteller, Storytelling

ALA Chicago – Friday, July 10, 2009

Friends: I arrived in Chicago’s Ohare Airport on Friday, July 10, 2009 for the American Library Association annual conference, after a slightly turbulent flight from New Orleans and a rather hard landing. I headed to the airport shuttle and booked a round-trip ticket to the Chicago Hilton on Michigan Avenue, where I had reservations. Seeing […] Read More

Categories: ALA, American Library Association, Author, Book Signing, Children, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Travel