Ha-ha-ha. That's a great pic, and I understand completely. I think even 7 am is a barely tolerable hour to arise. Have fun at ALA!
4 am is perfectly inhuman. lol. Hi Kirby, my name is Jackie Castle and I've started a children's literary blog where parents and teachers can find fun activities for some great books I've come across. I have featured your book about Nubs. Here's the link http://castlereads.blogspot.com/search/label/Nubs%20the%20True%20Story%20of%20a%20Mutt%20a%20Marine%20and%20a%20MiracleIf that doesn't work, try www.castlereads.blogspot.com and look on the sidebar for the links to your book. If you like what's there, a mention about it would be great. Otherwise, just wanted you to know I really liked the story of Nubs and was touched by it. Thanks.
4 a.m.? That's oversleeping by 45 minutes in my world. But ALA is worth it! And I really want to read The Friendship Doll.