I speak at LOTS of conferences and love the opportunity to connect with other book-lovin' folks like myself all over the world. This time I visited a state I've never been to: KENTUCKY! I had a great time!
Once in a while I have the great honor of meeting some incredibly talented and entirely gracious people. Although we've crossed paths before, I had the absolute pleasure to speak late into the night on all manner of topic with author Jack Gantos. We swapped tales of the publishing industry, writing and the road like 2 grizzled sailors comparing scars and tattoos.
You MUST check out this man's books. His talent is only exceeded by his kindness.