I met so many fantastic authors--Lindsay Cummings, Philip Seigel, Paula Stokes, Whitney Miller (my hotel roomie!), Victoria Schwab, Courtney Stevens, Robin Bridges, and Heather Brewer. And I got to see some writer friends I've met before--Bethany Hagen, Sarah Bromley, and Cole Gibsen!
|Here is Whitney Miller and the Geishas! It took them at least four hours to get ready. They've accompanied Cole Gibsen on her book jaunts when she's promoted Katana. :) They were super nice and didn't mind all my makeup and hair questions!|
|The YA panel at the Ethical Society in St. Louis|
|Here's the cool banner that The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis made for us! (Thanks to Nikki Wang at Fiction Freak for designing the #MMBB logo!)|
|At the Booksellers at Laurelwood, here is Courtney Stevens, Victoria Schwab, me, Lindsay Cummings, and Robin Bridges. We weren't that serious the whole time, swear!|
|Here I am with Paula Stokes, Whitney Miller, Philip Seigel, and Lindsay Cummings |
after the Memphis signing.
On Friday at 4PM, I'm signing books at the Penguin Booth (#1028) with Walter Jury and M.D. Waters. I'd love to see you! The signings require tickets and I believe you can pick them up at the Penguin Booth in the morning.
On Saturday at 10AM, I'm on the Diversity in Genre Panel, Room 7AB.
In the literary world, there are mystical beings, futuristic landscapes, magic and mayhem, heroes and villains and slowly but surely, more diversity in our heroes. Our panel participants are the creators that have made a more diverse world with their novels. Join authors Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), Josephine Angelini (Trial by Fire), (Orleans), Adele Griffin (The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone), Greg Weisman (Spirits of Ash and Foam: A Rain of the Ghosts Novel), and (Control) as moderator David Mariotte of Mysterious Galaxy leads the discussion of what is "diversity" in genre writing, what it looks like, and why it is important! Book signing will follow from 11:30-12:30 PM.
Hope to see some of you there. :) I'll report back next week!