Yesterday, I had the most amazing experience meeting 9 amazing YA authors. I attended multiple panels where the authors discussed the publishing process as well as some shared some fascinating tidbits about their research for their books. The authors who were in attendance were Brigid Kemmerer (Elemental Series), Zoraida Cordova (The Vicious Deep), Elizabeth Norris (Unraveling), Jeri Smith-Ready (Shade), Maria V. Snyder (Poison Study/Inside Out & many more), Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux, Covenant, Wait for You), Wendy Higgins (The Sweet Trilogy), Cyn Balog (Fairy Tale, Touched, Sleepless, Dead River), and Shannon Delany (13 to Life, The Weather Witch).
Above: Jeri Smith-Ready, Zoraida Cordova, Maria V. Snyder, Elizabeth Norris, and Brigid Kemmerer
These authors are super sweet and amazing people! Meeting all of them was totally worth the 4 hour drive to the event! I was given tons of swag to give away on the blog so expect some giveaways for some signed posters and other awesome stuff soon! I got all of my books signed as well as a big snack of signed book plates for the books I have yet to get. Tomorrow I will be sharing some interesting facts that I learned at the panels and then the rest of the week will be filled with some author bios of those that I met and some reviews of those books. Be sure to check this blog regularly because there are a ton of surprises coming soon! Until then, happy reading! :D
Below: Zoraida Cordova, Jennifer L. Armentrout, me, Wendy Higgins, and Cyn Balog