As if that weren’t exciting enough, Rachel is such a sweetie that she also has an autographed copy of Deb Caletti’s new book to give away! Read on to see how you can win. ~ Wendy
I just like to say thanks again to Wendy inviting me to share my experience!
|Aaron Karo, Abby McDonald, Tristan Bancks|
Attending the Event:
This was my first year attending the Festival, so I was pretty excited to go. So armed with sun block, a camera, and my husband’s muscles (books are heavy!) I was ready to tackle this large event.
I had read schedules, knew which panels I wanted to attend and which authors I wanted to stalk for signatures. In the end I went to three different YA panels. They are set up like a book signing, but they have a moderator there to direct the discussion and ask questions. This is nice because often they ask questions you wouldn’t even think of, and it keeps the panel lively! I also met some authors who were signing at booths all over the event.
|Kendare Blake signs a book for Rachel!|
Abby McDonald is a spunky Brit who wrote Getting Over Garrett Delany, a contemporary YA novel I read earlier this year and loved. Even though I’d met Marie Lu at the HarperTeen Spring Into the Future signing, she still managed to surprise me with interesting tidbits. As an aid to her writing, she sketched out characters and the city of Los Angeles as depicted in her book, Legend.
Some of the authors that I got signatures from were Maureen Johnson said The Name of the Star is definitely a trilogy, possibly four books in all. Kendare Blake said that if she could cast Anna, the title character from Anna Dressed in Blood, her dream actress for the movie would be Summer Glau from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Firefly. Deb Caletti was such a sweetheart, who said that the family in her new release, The Story of Us, is a mash-up of her own family. Being a supreme “vanilla” lover, I thought it would be great to give away a signed copy of Deb’s book here on The Midnight Garden since it just released this last Tuesday. Good luck!
Thanks for the wonderful post, Rachel! We’re always thrilled to have you here. :)
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