Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SOKY Bookfest 2017

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Southern Kentucky Bookfest in Bowling Green, Kentucky, as an author. I sat on a few panels, met a ton of kids during kids day on Friday, and interacted with some amazing readers and authors.

Highlights included meeting authors RL Stine (!!!!), Gwenda Bond, Obert Skye, and so many others. The more big-name authors I meet, the more impressed I am at how down to earth and nice so many of them are. Being a part of this incredibly supportive community is such an honor.

Maybe my favorite part of the weekend was sitting on a panel called "Authors are Fangirls, too." My fellow panelists included Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon, Kathryn Ormsbee, and JC Morrows. We discussed all sorts of important topics, such as our celebrity crushes, casting for our novels, creating playlists and Pinterest boards for inspiration while writing, and which show we'd walk onto if given the chance.

We had all sorts of fun and decided that, regarding specifics, what happens in the Fangirl panel stays in the Fangirl panel.

Chris Evans and Chris Pratt may have come up.

Maybe more than once.

Here are some pictures from my amazing weekend. I can't wait to do this again!

 Gail Nall, RL Stine, and Me

Me and Gwenda Bond

 Me, Gail Nall, and Brooks Benjamin

 Annette Oppenlander and Me

Me with Obert Skye

 Me and Courtney Stevens

 Christina Farley, Lorie Langdon, Jessica Young, Marissa Williams, Me
 Marissa Williams with the Authors are Fangirls, Too session

 Marissa Williams, Carey Corp, Lorie Langdon, Me, Kathryn Ormsbee, and JC Morrows

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