|Well, I didn't win an American Library Association award this year, but that doesn't mean I can't host an after-party!|
Have I told you that my husband and I are on sabbatical at Stanford this year? We're renting a house with a big ol' yard, and the weather is kind of insanely perfect on the peninsula. All of which means: outdoor ALA par-tay!
Just as in 2013, this party will be a full-blown Oscars-like dinner-and-champagne event at my house. I'll cook too much healthy food and have coolers full of drinks. My daughter Lydia will make those wonderful-gross half-baked brownies some of you have had before. And I want all of my bookish-industry friends to come: librarians, authors, editors, agents, publishers, teachers, booksellers, and bloggers.
It turns out charter buses are reasonably priced, so I plan to hire a bus to pick you up at the Moscone Center just after 5 PM and return you there no later than 9 PM. That way you won't have to scramble for cabs and Uber on either end. The bus ride from SF to Stanford is 39 minutes each way.
I'm thinking about Saturday, June 27th. Does that interfere with official ALA events? Are any of you even going to ALA? Does Saturday seem good? WILL YOU COME? I want to meet you!
If a lot of people respond, I might have to approve your attendance, to make sure I have room on the bus—but I really want this to be inclusive, merry, and full of industry professionals. This was a really fun party in 2013, and I'm excited to be able to repeat it!