Did the face-flat-on-the-sidewalk-incident discombobulate my sense of time?
I can't believe that my four weeks at Thurber House are almost coming to an end. None of this would have been possible had it not been for the generosity of these kind patrons of the literary arts . . .
Oops. Wrong photo. It was an easy mistake to make since these Columbus, Ohio-ites look like fabulous-attractive-red-carpet-walking-c
(Above: Kitty Morton Epler, Thurber House Board of Trustees President, Peepy, Pat Shannon, Thurber House Director, and David Hammond of JP Morgan Chase)
(Above: Susanne Jaffe, Thurber House Executive Director, Jeff Lyttle of JP Morgan Chase, and a peep.)
JP Morgan Chase sponsors the Thurber House Children's Writer-in-Residence program. Recently two of the past Thurber authors and one present one were featured on NPR. Here's the NPR story on Sam Swope and one where Deborah Wiles and Moi are cited for having written Great Summer Reads!
Today I met Mary Burkey, who's the chair of the American Library Association Odyssey Committee. The Odyssey recognizes excellence in audiobook production.
(Above: Mary, Peepy and Missie, Thurber House Manager and driver-to-the-hospital-for-fallen-author
Mary explained that 2008 will be the first year the Odyssey is given. I didn't want to contradict her, but I've had my Odyssey for years . . .
(Above: Miss Cecil Castellucci waves as I drive my prize. Last year, the Wonderful LAYA's (Los Angeles Young Adult Authors) were guest judges for the South Pasadena 4th of July Parade.)
Before I go, here are some more sights of Columbus . . .
Oh! Oh! And I think I've spotted the ghost. I'll try to take a photo for my next blog.
(Happy 4th of July, everyone!)