Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

I went to the SCBWI conference in New York this past weekend, and to quote my new favorite celeb, it was totally fierce!  Thursday, the day I landed in NYC, was my thirty-mrrmm-mhhrmth birthday.  I arranged a visit with my fabulous editor, who graciously introduced me around the Delacorte offices. Everyone was wonderful, thoroughly delightful.  "And now," said SuperEditor, "I'd like to introduce you to our Publisher."  Now, this woman is a legend in kid lit.  An aura of respectability radiated from her.  I sat across from her, asking as many questions as I could cram in before she discovered that I was a debut novelist and was inevitably dismissed as such.  As we chatted, the Legend's assistant poked her head in:

"I'm sorry to interrupt, Legend,  but Judy Blume is on the phone."

Legend paused. "Can you tell her I'll call her back?  I'm with *another author* right now."

Gaaaaawwwwkkkk!  I believe I turned to SuperEditor and asked, "Did that just happen?"  It was quite the birthday present.    

Needless to say, I'm more delighted than ever that I'm working with Delacorte.  They made me feel like a *real* writer.  And I'm still floating!  

More on the rest of the conference later, after they scrape me off the ceiling...  


PJ Hoover said...

Now that is funny! And great! She blew off Judy Blume for you!!! Are you there God, it's me Kristin?

Jody Feldman said...

Love it!
Happy Birthday!
... and I think Christian's fierce, too.

Jen Bradbury said...

Woo hoo! Judy Blume is fierce--the good kind of fierce, I mean.
Happy Late Birthday!

Barrie said...

I think this story means you're famous now. Fiercely famous. Happy Belated!

Dee said...

Now THAT was fierce! (Add a Christian snap with wrist flick.) How wonderful for you....what a high you must have had.

Rae Ann Parker said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Kristin. What a fantastic birthday present.

Kristin Tubb said...

Ha! Judy Blume is Fierce with a big ole capital F. My hero. I read "Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself" about 30 times one summer.

Thanks for visiting, y'all!

TT415 said...


I can't believe you were in NY and I missed my chance to give you hugs and kisses and re-connect with my old friend. I just pre-ordered your book and would love to talk to you!!!

CONGRATS on everything. I truly want to be like you when I grow up. I am working on joining the writing world very soon.

Happy Belated Birthday and early Anniversary!!

MUAH - Tichanda

Kristin Tubb said...

Tichanda! It is SO good to "see" you! :-) I'd love to chat - thanks for stopping by the blog! And *big* thanks for pre-ordering the book! Hope you love it! And I hope to see you soon! I want to hear all about your writing!