Friday, September 03, 2010

Decatur Book Festival!!

Yay for Decatur Book Festival weekend!!!  I've heard such amazing things about this festival and if the rest of the weekend is as awesome as today it will rock!  I spoke to 8th and 9th graders at Decatur High School this afternoon and they were an amazing amazing group -- I felt like the luckiest author to be talking to such avid readers and engaged students.  Now I'm all pumped up for tomorrow!

On Saturday I'll be on the Zombies vs. Vampires Smackdown panel with Alyxandra Harvey.  It's billed as a very audience involved panel so I'm really hoping a lot of y'all come out!  The list of authors here this weekend is both awesome and intimidating so if zombies and vampires aren't your thing, I'm betting there will be another author and panel right up your alley!

The panel is at 3pm at the Escape at the Old Courthouse.

I also got to meet up with friend and author John Bemis (whose second book, The Wolf Tree just came out -- the first, The Nine Pound Hammer, was so much fun) at Little Shop of Stories which is just one of my favorite bookstores.  One of the things I love about this shop, other than just the ambience of it, is how enthusiastic everyone there is about books and reading.  I pretty much love anyone whose first question is "What are you reading now" and then you can both geek out on awesome books.  Terra and Krista were super helpful getting me to the event and just being excited about the whole weekend.

I'm not going to lie, it's strange to be sitting in my hotel room thinking "there are people out there who love books and I need to go find them and talk to them!"  I also haven't eaten all day so... I think I'm going to find some book lovers to join me for some food!

Hope to see many of y'all tomorrow!  I'll also be around before and after so if you can't catch the panel just come say hi (I might be wearing a kraken shirt... haven't decided...).


Rhia Raye said...

I just started the Forest of Hands and Teeth today and i love it so far! I can't wait to come and see you tomorrow at DBF!!!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

yay it was so good meeting you. Hope to see you in charlotte in a few weeks!