Monday, March 29, 2010
A bunch of books signed, plenty interesting people met and chatted with, a healthy dose of exciting talents discovered or rediscovered and a cool badge with my name on it beside the word "Pro*"... here's a fraction of what the experience of signing at the 2010 Paris Bookfair got me. You could add to the list: a few extra kilos of luggage to bring home, a comic book in Armenian, a better idea of which of my books catch the kids' eyes (and which their parents'), a realisation that tiny and/or regional publishers have a fantastic selection of picture-books on offer (so it seems size doesn't matter after all), and a love of proper chairs and proper tables. Can't wait to do it again!
* "pro" as in professional, meaning that I wasn't there for fun but for work (ahem). But the badge does make its wearer look like a pro, thus its coolness!