Back in June when I had a chance to go to the ALA conference, I was lucky enough to have dinner with my editor, my agent and another author, Brian Lies. (Yes, isn't that a terrific name for an author! Lucky!)
Brian is one of those guys who knows something about everything and makes a fascinating dinner companion. Especially since I can get a little shy at those sorts of things, so all I had to do was sit back and listen (and try not to put my foot in my mouth when I did talk.)
Anyway, Brian is also the author and illustrator of the rollicking, hilarious, and brilliant BATS IN THE LIBRARY. (And you don't have to take my word for it, it's been on the NY Times Bestseller List for over seven weeks!) If you haven't already, take the time to check it out. The illustrations are breathtaking, full of humor and detail and the kind you could sit and absorb for hours. It's the perfect Halloween treat for any young readers you know. They might even share their candy with you while you read it to them!