In order to get to New Orleans, I took a couple of planes. The first one was the smallest I’ve ever flown with a column of two seats and a column of single seats. Because I was next to a window, I was able to snap a few cloud landscapes. What a way to start a trip 🙂
On Monday morning, I made the obligatory trip to Cafe du Monde to try the local delicacy of beignets. I didn’t see Tiana through the window, but I’m sure these were made especially by her, just for me! LOL
I made it to Gordon Biersch for the one evening meal that I didn’t have other plans for. My coworker and I were interested in a couple of new things, so she ordered the above shrimp and mango tacos, and I ordered the shrimp and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. Both were fantastic!
One of the best parts about this trip was how many times I had the opportunity to speak with and say hi to one of the newest authors added to my Favorites list (although she should have been on it long before!), Seanan McGuire! She is an amazing woman, and I love talking with her 🙂
The LITA panel on gender and sexuality in SFF was marvelous and featured, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nnedi Okorafor, Seanan McGuire, and Jacqueline Carey. All of whom are magnificent!
This was also the first time seeing the friend I made at Midwinter in 2015 again in person! She’s an awesome person, and I was happy to talk books with her again.
That’s it for this segment on ALA Annual 2018. Tune in again later to see my book haul and author signatures!