I just got back from Ottawa where I attended OPL’s Teen Author Fest with Megan Crewe and Morgan Rhodes. What an amazing time! The librarians and teens that we met were welcoming and enthusiastic. Megan and Morgan are fantastic speakers and we got along so well, we were asked several times if we’d known each other for a while; it really feels as though we have! I hope our Rat Pack can hit the road together again sometime really soon!
The day was packed but organized and relaxed. We started the festival with a panel chat with students from John McCrae Secondary School at the Ruth E. Dickinson branch of OPL that was so engaging, some students nearly missed their bus! Big thanks to our moderator librarian Jean Broughton for being such a wonderful host!
After a great dinner and some very lively conversation, we were off to the Other Worlds panel discussion at the Nepean Branch with OPL’s Christine Chevalier, Candice Hupe, and several other awesome librarians and teens. The audience was great and so was the panel! Book sales were handled by Kaliedoscope Books.
At the end of this superlative day we jumped in a cab and rode back to ARC, our lux hotel, where we had a posh nosh and a great night’s sleep. Blue skies and crisp air greeted us in the morning. We grabbed a cab to the airport and then a quick Porter jet home. Thanks OPL! Teen Author Fest was a blast! Hope we can come back soon!