|This last weekend I was lucky enough to be able to go to YAllFest, which was held at Blue Bicycle books in downtown Charleston, SC. I visited Charleston when I was younger and fell in love, so I took this as an opportunity to take a bit of a vacation - as well as to geek out about meeting some of my favorite authors. The short version of my weekend - Askajavabaskinfracking Incredible. Yes, I made up that expression, but I don't think there's an expression that exists to explain how great YAllfest was. Mostly, it was just a cluster of incredible people - authors and readers - and it never fails to amaze me how embracing and supportive the YA community is.|
|Me and Margaret Stohl!|
|Me and Beth Revis!|
|Me and Carrie Ryan!!|
I'll also have more pictures posted to my Facebook page.
But for some bonus pics -
The day was topped off by all 26 authors gathering on stage and competing in story contests. It was hosted by Kaleb Nation and judged by Sarah Rees Brennan. Basically it was silly awesomeness.
|Sarah Rees Brennan (probably the|
coolest person ever) judging!
|Carrie Ryan turning into a zombie to take out |
Caitlin Kittredge and Kimberly Derting.
Team Dystopia are crowned winners -
Carrie Ryan, Caitlin Kittredge,
Kimberly Derting, Beth Revis,
and Maragaret Stohl
The whole day was just so wonderful and I had so much fun. I brought back tons of signed books and I'm going to share some with you! Later on I'll be giving away a copy of Beautiful Chaos signed by both authors - but right now I'm giving away a signed copy of The Pledge by Kimberly Derting! Click HERE to go to the giveaway!