I met my email friend, Kevan Atteberry, and I am pleased to say he is a delightful person! I saw some illustrations from a new book that he illustrated that will be out in the fall. I've already forgotten the name. (KK has brain overload from the retreat.) I'll be looking into ordering some books by the other talented authors and illustrators who attended.
It was a wonderful four days--relaxing, fattening, intellectually stimulating (imagine hours spent discussing books), congenial, and fun!
It is also fun to get back to work and see what I've missed. I've got a bunch of "Consideration for Purchase" forms on my desk, including one for a TV series (see "What? You're Not Buying TV Programs on DVD" message from 1/18), heard of one complaint about a program we offered (raised my blood pressure about 50 points), found out we purchased a new answering machine that we haven't completely figured out how to operate (see "Kitty vs. Machine" message from 1/19). I also found that I made a mistake on the "Community Reading" message from 1/24. I wrote that the program is co-sponsored by NH State Library. That is incorrect. The sponsor is the NH Center for the Book. I have made the correction, and I apologize for the misinformation.