Monday, October 3, 2011

I Love Author Events!

I'm going to skip all the negative bits about the Austin Teen Book Festival because I'm moving past the disappointing moments of bummer and suck and you can't make me talk about it any more! ALL I'm going to say is don't follow the logic that saving the best for last is a good thing. It will bite you in your REAR. Eat your dessert first, my friends.

The theme was steampunk thanks to the keynote speaker's latest series. Quite a few people were decked out in the full garb, but I just constructed a few pieces of steampunk inspired jewelry: A ring that I kept getting caught on EVERYTHING and eventually took off, and a necklace.

Here's a fellow I never dreamed I'd meet, but I did! And I cut myself out of the picture because, well, with this face you wouldn't be looking at me anyway.

The Keynote Speaker, SCOTT WESTERFELD! 

He totally made that face on purpose. Did you take a picture with him too? Let's compare.

Also met the hilarious Maureen Johnson.

Met some other authors too, but wasn't able to do pictures with them. I'll just say that Jackson Pearce is PRECIOUS! Mary E. Pearson is SUPER nice, and I also got my copy of Will Grayson, Will Grayson signed by David Levithan though I didn't actually get to meet him... but I'm not talking about that, remember?! STOP!

And let's not forget, my favorite author, STEPHANIE PERKINS!! 

After I read Anna and the French Kiss earlier this year, I pretty much forced my mom (and all my friends) to read it, and she inhaled it. It was fun having another fangirl along with me this weekend!
And... Stephanie remembered me. So I don't have to tell you other fangirls how freaking cool that is. ;)

Had so much fun meeting bloggers I haven't met before, making new friends, and seeing old ones!

As always, the writing inspiration is in FULL SWING. I've kicked out around 3,500 words this weekend. Anyone else feeling it?!


  1. Sounds like an exciting time despite the part you don't want to talk about. At least, I hope the whole meeting Scott Westerfeld part was exciting! How neat :)

    I love Steampunk. Totally jealous of a whole book festival centered around that theme!

    Happy Monday!

  2. How totally awesome! Stephanie Perkins is one of those authors I'm DYING to meet--I love her books so much! Congrats on the word count!

  3. SO MUCH FUN!!! I loved Stephanie Perkins! She's just taht fabulous! I'm looking forward to ALA and TLA!

  4. Glad you had fun! And that's lots of cool authors!!! I understand the disappointment, too. I didn't get any of my Libba Bray books signed at the Decatur Book Festival because her line was too long and I didn't want to miss Simone Elkeles' talk. So I was pretty bummed out about that.

    Oh! And I think you'll like the review I posted today :)

  5. I saw your comment on Stephanie's blog and wondered why I never thought to follow your blog, duh. I love all your goodread updates!

  6. Omg so jealous you met Scott Westerfield!! He's one of my absolute favorites! Glad you had a good time despite other difficulties. Your jewelry looks amazing!