Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fan mail's here.....

Dear Mahtab,

I absolutely love your book! Last night when mom brought it home at about 10:30 I asked if I would be allowed to stay up a few more minutes to start The Third Eye. About forty-five minutes later when mom came in to check on me, I was still reading! When I arrived home from school today I read the last 175 pages straight! I especially loved the part where Tara and Mushika travel through the cave to find the Water of Life in order to save Ananth. Congratulations on writing such a fantastic book!


Thank you, Jon. This will definitely inspire me to keep writing :)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

And the most important group of all.....

The award winners of the future.....

Panel Discussion

Picture 1: (Lto R): Linda Hutcheon, Megan Whalen Turner and Ken Oppel.
Picture 2: (Lto R): Philip Pullman, Sarah Ellis and Tim Wynne-Jones
Picture 3: Sarah Ellis
Due to a very shaky hand, I have very few clear images to choose from. My apologies. Either it was the amazing line up of speakers or then too much coffee!

Philip Pullman: Poco a Poco Oct 26, 2007

Philip took the simple act of pouring water as a particle of narrative and demonstrated how it can be effectively used in a variety of ways to convey meaning in a text.

An enlightening talk! Now if I could only use it effectively in my writing....

Particles of Narrative Conference Oct 27, 2007

A day of intellectual particles of information bombarding my brain. By the end of the day, I was inspired but doubt if I could have recited the alphabet correctly if you'd asked me...

The impressive speakers included Ken Oppel, Megan Whalen Turner, Sarah Ellis, Mark Turner, Linda Hutcheon and Tim Wynne-Jones.

The Panel discussion with all the speakers was amazing, some fundamental issues of children's literature were discussed, interspersed with moments of fun and camaraderie.

Details from each speaker's talk to follow, when my over-stimulated brain calms down.

Until then, enjoy the pictures.

Monday, October 8, 2007

My baby comes home...

My mom might say her baby looks cute. But I beg to differ.

I brought mine home today and its awesome!

Yes, finally got my copy of "The Third Eye" and in spite of my claim to be a writer, words fail me.

And so I won't say any more except that I have to go. My baby needs another hug :)

Sis, a cousin and I

Many many moons ago....a birthday celebration with sis and a cousin.