Friday, April 23, 2010

The Empire Expands And With It The Waistline



I knew I was going to have a wonderful time at the Missouri Association of School Librarians Spring Conference and I did.

Of course, having Life As We Knew It be the first winner of the Truman Readers Award didn't hurt.

I got home to a series of mini-crises, none of which have been resolved, so I'm simply ignoring them. Instead, I rearranged The Wall Of Ego. I think it looks unusually fabulous.


Before I left, I got the German version of Life As We Knew It. And yesterday, I got the audiobook version of This World We Live In, read by the incomparable Emily Bauer.

See that little tail like thing to the bottom left of Die Welt Wie Mir Sie Kannten? It's a bookmark ribbon, a very high class thing for a book to have.











With the new arrivals in place, I staged a brand new LAWKI family reunion.
The stories they could tell!







15 comments:

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Congratulations on the award! It's a beautiful addition to your awesome Wall of Ego! (Love that, btw!)

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan! I was just wondering what actors and actresses would play in LAWKI if it ever became a movie. I think I have read it somewhere in your blog but mabye my mind just wants it to be so! Haha! Thanks!

qwertyuiop said...

Congrats on the award/wall of ego/ family reunion/book/audiobook. Are you coming down to GA anytime?

qwertyuiop said...

By the way, it's Jon. Not qwertyuiop. My gmail is acting up.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Good Sunday morning to Lisa-Marie Jordan and Anonymous and Jon-

It's been a busy couple of days, but I figured I'd say hi here before returning to rewrites and answering emails.

I just remembered. I used to say all the time, A man works from sun to sun. But a freelance children's book writer's work is never done.

That turned out to be true. Le sigh.

Now in answer to the questions, I have no idea what actors or actresses would be in LAWKI. I've been thinking I should do a blog entry to ask people for fantasy suggestions, but reality has been too absorbing of late.

And no, I have no plans to go to Georgia or anywhere else for the time being. I had a very good time the one time I was in Georgia, but that was quite a number of years ago.

Rewrites, here I come!

katie smith said...

congratulations on the award and the "Family reunion" of you books. I just wanted to say, you are incredible. I have all of the LAWKI series- just finished this world we live in acctually- and i wanted to say thank you. Thank you for living your dream and creating those books. I don't know what I would do without reading, but your series has to be my favorite I have ever read. I hope you are going to write a fourth book! I just have to know what happens next! I love you,
-katie smith

Sarah said...

All your books together in one place looks fantastic! A beautiful arrangement.

And congratulations on the award!

kkroenlein said...

...And it was a joy to have you at the conference! Your storytelling gift is just as enjoyable spoken as it is written. Thanks so much for allowing us to meet you. What a treat!

qwertyuiop said...

In response to what Anonymous said here is who I think should play who in a LAWKI movie. Miranda: Charlie Ray. Mom: Joan Cusack. Matt: Patrik Fugit. Jonny: Paul Butcher. Dad: Josh Halloway. Lisa: Cynthia Waltos. Syl (I know she doesn't appear in LAWKI but she was fun to cast): Alison Lohman

Please comment
Jon

Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting the award! You totally deserve it! Keep up the rocking work!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hello to katie smith and Sarah and kkroenlein and Jon and Anonymous and thank you to all of you-

The problem with a great trip like I had to Missouri last week is coping with reality when you get back home.

I'm glad I have my Truman Readers Award to distract me from rewrites and the suchlike!

Nina said...

Mazel tov on the award! And your expanded family reunion looks wonderful. I hope Scooter isn't feeling put out at all :*)

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Nina-

Scooter did knock over a small section of the LAWKI family reunion, but except for that, he seems to be accepting things quite nicely.

And so do I!

Phebe H.L. said...

Congrats on the award!!! I love "the Wall of Ego!"

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Phebe H.L.-

I agree. The Wall Of Ego is a thing of beauty!