I waited until it was officially 2012 to write this post, just in case something amazing happened in the final moments of 2011.
Instead, I got the flu.
So here are some good moments from last year...
Doing a photoshoot for Entertainment Weekly.
Opening a box to find copies of my second book.
Taking my niece and nephew backstage at a Selena Gomez concert.
With some of my SCBWI friends, surviving one of the most terrifying nights of my life. What happened? Hmm... Maybe one day you'll read all about it!
Having lunch with some of the Penguin people most responsible for bringing The Future of Us into the world. And during lunch, getting a call that Warner Bros. made an offer on the movie rights.
My family having dinner with Carolyn Mackler's family, and seeing our three boys sitting on the couch together. Truly, the future of us.
With Carolyn Mackler, walking onto the convention floor at ALA for our first signing of The Future of Us, and seeing a massive line waiting for us. (We both giggled at the same time.)
Getting to drink a rootbeer in the spot where Charles Schulz (creator of Peanuts...duh!) spent much of his childhood. His dad owned a barbershop downstairs and the family lived upstairs. Sparky (his nickname...duh!) was a huge creative influence on me.
Traveling to speak in cities that allow me to reconnect with friends.