The speakers at this winter’s conference were wonderful. Lois Lowry is one of my favorite children’s authors, so to hear her speak about how she got the ideas for many of her popular books was a dream come true. R.L. Stine was surprisingly hilarious. I had no idea the man who is responsible for freaking children out for years really just wanted to have his own humor magazine one day. How ironic. Jane Yolen, Mark Teague, Jules Feiffer, Mo Willems, Lenore Look…I was in hog heaven.