This week, Minneapolis is hosting the International Reading Association's northern conference, and this means there will be a lot of Lerner and Carolrhoda authors as well as librarians, teahcers, and other book fiends are in town. For me, this is always a treat. Most of my interaction with authors and other people who work on books comes over the phone or on email and increasingly on social networks like Twitter and Facebook. I'm happy to have these at my disposal, but there's no substitute for face-to-face conversation. So, if you're in Minneapolis this week, hit the comments or shoot me an email and maybe we can meet up.