January 20-23, 2006: American Library Association Midwinter Meeting
The American Library Association held their annual midwinter meeting in San Antonio, Texas, this year. Being a fan of the city and having many wonderful friends there, I immediately made plans to attend.
As a new author, the entire experience was eye-opening. I learned a lot about the way books are presented and marketed to librarians and teachers.
It was a great trip, full of learning, fun, and lots of free books!
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The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Entering the convention center, where the main event was held
I heard the estimated attendance was 10,000!
Heading into the exhibit area
A look at the Simon & Schuster display
Prowling the floor for books was a large part of the fun
Banderas hanging in el Mercado
Enjoying a dinner at La Margarita with my editors and friends
The margaritas were amazing, as usual
Strolling through the marketplace at night
Having fun in the marketplace
Hitting the town with my buddies, Jeff and Ben
Drinking coffee down on the Riverwalk
Exploring the Riverwalk area
Ben and Jeff pose for a photo in front of the Alamo