If you follow us over on twitter (and I think you should) you may have seen that we attended an amazing event hosted by Anderson’s Bookstore last weekend! Feel free to search the #ABYALitConf hashtag on twitter to see all the amazing photos!
Anyway – there were so many authors there – the below group were the keynote speakers and they were amazing!
Aside from the above 6 in the picture, there were about 40 additional authors, including Adi Alsaid, Christa Desir, Delilah Dawson, Karen Bao, Kendare Blake, Jenny Han, Kevin Emerson, Morgan Matson, Sara B. Larson, Sarah Fine, and Stephanie Perkins… Just to name a few!!!
The event on Saturday included panels where we got to chat with the authors about different topics, from Falling In And Out Of Love to Fantastical World Building to Guys Write For All To Read! It was so interesting and great to see everyone talking about their books and experiences.
We also had the chance to get books signed and meet one on one with the authors and chat.
oh… and did I forget to mention that I managed to get this book??
The saddest part of the entire weekend was the fact that we had hoped Meg (one of our blogging besties) would be able to come… unfortunately she couldn’t make it happen, but somehow she still managed to get into our pictures with some of our favorite people! (she’s magical)
The entire event was held in Naperville, which if you have never been, you have to make a trip! It’s one of my favorite cities… I love the downtown area! It’s filled with amazing restaurants and shops and Anderson’s is located right in the middle of it all!
Sunday was a bit different than Saturday!
With fun events like Speed Dating, Chorus Line, and Inside The Writer’s Studio everyone was kept busy and entertained! Then of course there was another signing.
Erin and I had to leave a bit early to beat the traffic from the Packers/Bears game that day and still make it home on time to rescue my mom who was babysitting, but we had an amazing time all weekend and Hotel Arista was a wonderful place to stay!
So… you know we like to give things away around here!
We have some amazing things for 4 lucky winners!
This giveaway is US ONLY – Please make sure you check out the giveaway rules to be sure you don’t miss out on anything you need to do in order to win!