The last time I posted this list was August of last year. Of course, every list (this is #3, I believe) has additions and subtractions. For this one, I have lost 14 and have added...(drum roll, please) 41! This is NOT a misprint. However, I did have a built-in meeter/greeter - my job at VHOB. I was in charge of author events for about 10 or 11 months. So, obviously, I had an opportunity to meet a lot of authors. AND, since January, we have had our book club. 1st, it was the VHOB Book Club. Then, in September, we moved it Recycle Books. And, let's remember, the author comes to our book club meetings. Well, regardless of the reasons, I've got a bunch of new authors for the list. Here's the latest group:
Clayton, Meg Waite
King, Laurie R.
Kretschmer, G. Elizabeth
Lukas, Michael David
Mason, Christine Z.
McKenzie, C. Lee
Sayre, Alina (Amalia Hillmann, illustrator)
65!!! (If I forgot anybody, I apologize. Please let me know, and I'll revise the list.) I can't begin to tell you how exciting it is to know these authors/people. Now, I just hope that I can keep in touch with all of them - and more.