HALL OF FAME

I love when kids are excited to meet me. But you know what? I get excited to meet authors too (like Anthony Doerr, Lois Lowry, Jason Reynolds, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Khaled Hosseini, Colson Whitehead, Victoria Jamieson, Nathan Hill, and Ethan Canin). Some famous writers have become friends, like Sue Grafton and Tom Wolfe and Ruth Franklin (who write for adults) and Elizabeth Winthrop and Richard Peck (who write for kids). Here in New York City, Rob and I occasionally get to shake hands -- or hang out -- with other cool people too, from Donald Glover, to former Mayor Bloomberg, to Caroline Rhea, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Morgan Freeman, Alec Baldwin, and D of DMC. Heck, our daughters have met Judy Blume, Owen Wilson, Conan O’Brien, and Daniel Radcliffe back when he was Harry Potter. Can you spot him? Look closely and you'll see Chris Grabenstein, Julie Sternberg, Darin Strauss, Suzannah Meadows, Dave Barry, Elizabeth Strout, Paul Zelinsky, Mike Curato, Delia Ephron, Ann Hood, Ed Vere, J. Courtney Sullivan, even poet Denver Butson and the original Maybelle. (Question: when I was on Oprah, why didn’t I snap a selfie?) Keep looking and you'll see Kenan Thompson, Michael Che, Cecily Strong, Taran Killam and Bob Hope and more. Did I tell you that Rob works for SNL? He does!


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