Wow! I am much poorer for it, but I absolutely loved the KY Book Festival yesterday in Frankfort! I took my 9-year-old step-son and 11-year-old brother, which was once of the many reasons I am so poor now. We were enamored by the KY writers and their talents. This was as close to NCTE’s exhibit hall as I have seen. I networked for the library and for my own conference. I learned about new books and how these writers got started. I got signed copies of 30+ items. I even got some free downloads and posters. This was a great event! I am really surprised, however, that it is not more publicized! I had never heard of it until this year. ELA teachers and librarians should not only know about it, but they should attend. There were many opportunities by all kinds of writers to set up SKYPE sessions, visits, and readings. I am definitely spreading the word.