Went to a great luncheon today where Out of Eden received an award. I have fond memories of all the students and writers I’ve met through ASTAL over the years, and Jean Brown should be given a huge raise for all of the work she’s done, founding the organization and keeping it going. Also, I was on a panel with an amazing group of talented writers: Emily Danforth, Karen Day, Kimberly Newton Fusco, Liza Ketchum, and Janet Taylor Lisle. And my son, Lucas, was there. What a day!