Jaime: Hi, Juan. This may be a really tough question for you since you have your fingers in so many publishing house design department pies, but it's one I love to ask art directors: What book covers have caught your eye this year (not any you've worked on)?
Juan: Yes. But don't let Zelinsky or Barnett or Laurie Halse Anderson or Henry Winkler or Steve Malk or Lin Oliver know about this. Because then they are going to be all like Can I get in the bunker? and I'm going to have to be like Gosh, let me check the maximum capacity rating on that and get back to you... And then it just gets awkward, you know?
Jaime: No, I don't know. In the event of a zombie takeover I'm contractually obligated to let Justin Chanda and Ruta Rimas eat my brains—publishing agreements have gotten really specific in the last few years. Thanks anyway, Juan.
Folks, Catch Juan at the conference this weekend—on Friday morning he's delivering the second keynote. Juan's also doing a workshop Saturday with Mark Barnard and a solo talk on Sunday. He is not allowed in the Hyatt on Monday, however, so if you see Juan at any of the Intensives please call hotel security immediately (310) 228-1234.
Check out this great Seven Imps post on Juan's latest book, Battle Bunny, and follow Juan on Twitter under his nom de plume, @Jon_Scieszka
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