Oct 30, 2013

Recap: 5th Annual Austin Teen Book Festival

Yes, yes....it has taken me a while to write this post. Don't look at me like that! Let's just say I was on a little break. For ten long months a handle full of us worked tirelessly at putting together a super fun day that brings teens the chance to meet some of the best YA authors out there. Here are some highlights from the awesome that took place on September 28th! 

Special thanks to some AMAZING people that made the experience one of the most rewarding of my life. (I'm a sap). Steering Committee: Heather Schubert (Founding Director), Meghan Goel, Mandy Brooks, Julie Wernersbach (all from BookPeople), Cecily Sailer, and Tim Staley both from APLFF. Our fantastic volunteers who went above and beyond the call of duty: Stephanie Appell, Stephanie Pellegrin, Stacy Vanderever Wells, Shannan Harrington, Nancy Tuuling, Kate Sowa, Maria Soto, Kristin Rae, Magan Blasig, Jackie Clifton, and Katie Bartow. I truly owe you guys so many thank you's and cocktails! Now, let's get to some pictures! More on Flickr.

 Green Room Goodies
 Elevator Ladies
 Jen and Kate with Author Props
 With Rob Thomas

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