And it all came together at YA in the Sun!
|Just a few of the authors who showed up!**|
Obviously, I kinda failed at getting signatures, but I was having too much fun chatting with everyone! It's always wonderful to see Sarah Maas again, and every time I meet and see Marie Lu (this makes four!) I realize how much I just want to have her style and pretty much be her. She's so freakin' cute! I will still fangirl shamelessly over Kirsten Hubbard, and have to resist super hard asking Jessica Brody, Gretchen McNeil, and Leigh Bardugo what the hell they do to their hair to make it so luxurious. I'm convinced I want to hang out with Kiersten White pretty much all day every day, and I'm not convinced Josie Angelini isn't a model.
|A sampling of the room! I can spot 10 authors - can you?**|
|The giveaway table! These were all the prizes handed out throughout the day.**|
|Always love seeing them!**
Stephanie Diaz, myself, and Amy Tintera (REBOOT, coming from HarperTeen in May '13!)
But then they called my number, and I saw the pack, and...yeah. A tiny scream may have happened.
Why yes, that is an ARC of Let the Sky Fall! You can bet your buttons I hugged that thing to me tight the second it came out of the bag! (And I actually read it the moment I could - and trust me guys, it's PHENOMENAL.) Also in the pack:
I so don't do famous by Barrie Summy
I so don't do makeup by Barrie Summy
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
In the Path of Falling Objects by Andrew Smith
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
My new friend Karaline also won a huge pack (with an ARC of Unremembered by Jessica Brody! Jealous!!), and my friend Natasha scored a Mila 2.0 ARC! I'm in the process of bribing her to let me borrow. I also had the pleasure of seeing my friend Mat Raney, whom I first met at ALA this past June - his indie MG came out last month (Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves), and he was wonderful and gave me the last copy he'd brought with him! I've wanted to read this for awhile (check out the awesome review it got on YA Reads!), so I'm beyond excited.
|Yay! Thanks so much Mat! So good to see you again, hopefully again soon :)|
A HUGE HUGE thank you to the organizers: Lisa Cannon, Debra Driza, Kirsten Hubbard, Nikki Katz, Shannon Messenger, Andrea Ortega, Cindy Pon (and good heavens I hope I didn't miss anyone!)
|The glorious, wonderful damage.|