Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Decatur Book Festival

I had so much fun at the Decatur Book Festival this weekend. Hearing some of my favorite authors speak (Libba Bray, Lauren Myracle, Simone Elkeles, Stephanie Perkins, and lots more!), getting books signed, and hanging out with writer friends.

Here are a few highlights (also Hayley does a fantastic job of describing the festival on her blog):

- Mad Libs with Libba Bray. And Libba Bray in general. She is hilarious. The room was packed during her talk, so I had to watch it in the overflow room (a room with a screen showing what was going on in the main room). And even the overflow room was standing room only AND I had to throw bows to get one of those standing-against-the-wall spots.

- Meeting Lauren Myracle (one of my most favorite authors evah!) and getting some books signed. She was super nice even though I kind of acted like a spaz because I was so excited about meeting her.

- Stephanie Perkins asking me to take a picture of her with Lisa McMann (we were sitting behind them during Lauren Myracle's talk). Of course, I couldn't figure out how to work her camera phone and accidentally turned on the voice command, but luckily Regan was there to swoop in and save the day.

Here's the one Stephanie Perkins took of Regan, Hayley, and me:

Can't wait till next year!


  1. Aw, I just love that pic of you guys! So glad you had a good time! I can't wait until we get together again!!

  2. Thanks! We need to plan another get together soon!!