The Meet Authors with Girl Power event last Friday at the Central Branch of the Howard County, MD, library was great. Organizer extraordinaire Barb Langridge brought together middle-grade authors Erica S. Perl, Elissa Brent Weissman, Shawn K. Stout, and me for a one-hour event with 66 kids, most of them girls aged 8 to 12. They came in glitter hats and football jerseys and sat on sleeping bags and talked with us about books and friendships and life as modern-day girls. I loved meeting them!
L to R: Erica Perl, Elissa Brent Weissman, Shawn Stout, Elisabeth Dahl