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A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

In Lieu of Blogging . . .

I place the blame squarely on the shoulders of my two favorite sins, Sloth and Pride.

Which is to say, I cannot blog today because last night I spent my evening at the SCBWI Cocktail Party and the Kidlit Drink Night in the company of the nefarious personalities of  . . .


Lee Wind of We’re Here, We’re Queer, What the Hell Do I Read?


Dan Yaccarino of the upcoming picture book Lawn to Lawn


Meghan McCarthy (she’s shy) of the upcoming Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum

And Peter Brown (pictured here with Melanie Hope Greenberg) of the upcoming The Purple Kangaroo.


And many others.  Thanks to everyone who came out.  Good show, folks!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Don’t forget intemperance …

  2. Hmmm. Minor sin. Didn’t even crack the top seven.

  3. And I wasn’t even drinking!

  4. You should have a – guess what I’m drinking – contest.

  5. Hmmm. Hard to say. What I do know is that you appear to be 8 feet tall. Don’t ever tell anyone else otherwise.

  6. karen gray ruelle says:

    Oooh, sounds like it was fun. Sorry I missed it. Next time?

  7. Jaime Temairik says:

    SO glad to see you! Hope you don’t fall on any eco-ice today. xoxoxo

  8. Beth Kephart says:

    too much fun (looks fantastic)

  9. janeyolen says:

    Great seeing you for a moment! Though I never saw you again.


  10. I know! Where did you go? I never saw you in the cocktail party room. Maybe one brief glimpse but then you were gone.