I presented first thing on Tuesday. Look at the size of this room! TLA asked if they could film the panel so there were spotlights and two cameras. The room was more full than time of photo. ;)
My homegirl, Joy Preble
Austinites Jessica Lee Anderson & PJ Hoover
On Thursday I moderated a panel called Right Now: New YA to Entice Readers:
My birds-eye view
Morgan Matson, Kate Ellison, Madeleine George
Jessi Kirby, me, Jackson Pearce, and Megan Miranda
The YART appreciation dinner:
Kristin Cashore SAT AT MY TABLE!
Megan Miranda (at my table!) and Melissa Walker
All and all, one of my favorite TLAs ever! I am so proud to serve on the YART Board and to know so many wonderful authors, publishers, and bloggers. Next year, Fort Worth! I have a swag giveaway of some awesome stuff gathered from TLA. Signed bookmarks, postcards, stickers, and a signed book plate from Kiki Hamilton, Lisa Desrochers, and two from award winning author, Patricia McCormick. There will be TWO winners. Fill out the fancy doo-hickey below to be officially entered. International, good luck!