Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I know you are so jealous...

because I am this tight with MC Hammer. Don't I look like a total dork with my mouth all askew? :) Here we are at the Ypulse Conference in San Francisco, where I also got to meet the awesome Melissa Walker, author of the Violet on the Runway series which I absolutely love -- I mean, seriously. Violet is this awesome geeky, awkward, freakishly tall and totally unpopular high school girl who gets discovered by a top modeling agency and becomes this amazing model...but guess what? Her problems don't magically go away. And since author Melissa has seen the inside view of the modeling industry (she has an article in the current issue of Teen Vogue, too), she is the perfect author to tell it like it is. I love this series and can't wait to read book three, Violet in Private, which comes out August 5.

I also met Justina Chen Headley, author of Girl Overboard and one of founders of the amazing Readergirlz. With her was her very cool son, who rocked.

And then there was David Levithan who claims half responsibility for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. He's also an editor at Scholastic and is involved in the upcoming 39 Clues, which is getting a lot of buzz. David and I shared the stage with Mortified author Dave Nadelberg and spent about 30 minutes embarrassing ourselves talking about our teen experiences.

And I can't forget to mention very cool editor Cindy Eagan from Little, Brown, who was a blast.

Awesome conference! You? Must come next year, okay? Okay.

And hey! Do you Twitter?


Wade said...

You met the hammer?

I can't touch that!

K Cutter said...

But was he wearing the pants?

Gerb said...

Oh, look at you with your bad self! The conference sounds too fun.

Justina said...

So cool to meet you, too, Lisa!

meemo said...

You are 2 legit 2 quit Lisa.

Ok, that was the best Hammer line I could come up with since wade stole the best one.

Glad you had a great time!

Toots, of course said...

Damn your hair got long!

Lisa McMann said...

You people make me laugh.

Lizzy said...

thank you so much for the comment on my blog.
i didn't even know. but my friend emailed me and was like "did you write to her or something? because she commented." and i was like WHAT!
and then i screamed, like so loud it was silent.
i think i had a heart attack.
yeah, can Fade come out like next week?
<3<3 lizzy

Lisa McMann said...

Oh dear! Didn't mean to give you a heart attack. I just loved your review. :)

I wish FADE could come out next week. But I wouldn't want to overshadow the Breaking Dawn release, ha ha!

Thanks again, Lizzy.


Annie Kate said...

Lol I had no idea that you had a blog until like right now and the first thing I saw was you with M.C. Hammer :] It made me laugh :P

Lisa McGlaun said...

Oh my! Hammer Time! How could anyone forget that song and him? Are you making a scrapbook with your celeb photos? I hope so. What great memories.