Photo Friday: Book Week + Birthday Love!

I am so lame that I didn't have a camera for any BEA or Teen Author Carnival or Books of Wonder events. But I had fun! And here are some pics I stole from other people (hope they don't mind).First, here's part of the "Real Life" panel I was on at the Teen Author Carnival (which was super fun--thanks, Devyn, Mitali and Korianne!). That's, L to R, Jon Skovron, Stephanie Kuehnert, Barry Lyga, Ned Vizzini and Me! (Other fabulous authors not pictured here who were also on the panel: Sarah Mlynowski, Sarah Darer Littman, Lauren Oliver, Amy Brecount White and Courtney Sheinmel. Yay!) Just before the carnival, I got to have lunch with Kristi The Story Siren and Cat from Beyond Elsewhere! There was lots of book talk and bistro food. Yay! siren, cat, mel.jpg I promise next year I'll have a new book to sign! Teen Author Carnival 2010 029.jpg Also, I think I found my youngest fan. Theo picked Violet by Design off the shelf and asked his mom to read it to him. Maybe it's Violet's short skirt? theoreads.jpg Happy weekend! PS-It's my birthday. Thanks for all the twitter and facebook love! Lurkers, if you want to give me a present, say hi here. I always wonder who's reading this blog. xoxo PPS-Adele! Thank you! I love being the wardrobe and the tornado! PPS-Breaking news. My friend Charles really knows how to make a girl feel special. (That would be with a balloon bouquet that spells out my age... love it!) Thanks, CT!! bday balloons.jpg