I learned many, many delicious things there, but most importantly, I met one Ms. Shelby Alinsky, Children's Book Editor at National Geographic Kids. Take a good look at Shelby, my Rockstar #1.
|Shelby (left) and I weren't actually |
standing in a lovely meadow.
But we look nice there, right?
Rarely have my fears been so thoroughly dismissed by reality. Shelby is lovely. Within a few minutes was on the floor with me, checking out the Timeline and asking great questions. We got to chatting, and ended up taking about 45 minutes instead of the planned 15.
Best of all, she expressed interest! She took a Timeline and Ancient Creature Cards to "discuss with the team." By the end of the weekend she was saying things like, "I could see a great future for this." Oh, Shelby, how I love thee.
I know, I know, I know. I shouldn't get my hopes up and all that. Whatever. They're up already.
|David (left) and I weren't really flying |
through space close to the Rosette Nebula.
But he's a big ol' space geek, so I put us there.
David and I also had a one-on-one consultation, in which he was kind and supportive. By the end of the weekend we were like old friends. Well, old friends who just met. And who don't really know each other. Listen, I got his card, what do you want?
So there you have it: hope.