We're in the final hours of planning the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (tomorrow night) and the Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium (Saturday). Thanks mainly to the super-capable and farsighted Katrina Hedeen, we seem to be on track, but last night I dreamed that Seal and Heidi Klum RSVPed late and I could not find room for them. Pictured above are the swag bags Katrina, Katie, Cindy and the interns pulled together for Saturday. They are bunched in groups of five and held together by heavy duty rubber bands, making them both easy to count and easy to carry. Given all the time and resources in the world I still never would have thought to do that. And those kids even knew how to rent something called a Zip Car to get them all over to Simmons. I am in awe.
I've been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996; previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. Received my M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978.