OK, not that kind of fierce. This kind of Fierce:
I spent two crazy, but amazing days with the Fierce Reads authors. It kicked off on Friday night at Hooray for Books in NoVA where I joined my amazing fellow YADCers to see Gabrielle Carolina from The Mod Podge Bookshelf moderate a panel consisting of Marie Rutkoski, Katie Finn, Lindsay Smith, and Anna Banks.
|Katie Finn, Lindsay Smith, Marie Rutkoski, and Anna Banks|
This was a hilarious, fun-filled panel that had the entire audience cracking up. All four women are engaging and fascinating. Afterwards we did a signing and
|YADC & Fierce Reads|
Then it was off to dinner, YADC style (this means a lot of people, a lot of laughter and silliness, and cupcakes).
|Gabrielle & me|
|Steph, Stacey, Jenn, Stephanie, Jess & Gabrielle|
|Andye & Steph|
|Steph & me (with complimentary horse photo bomb)|
Sadly the party had to end (well, until we're all united in NYC for BEA next week), but my weekend was only half done. I had been asked to be the blogger for the Fierce Reads stop during the Gaithersburg Book Festival!
Armed with caffeine and Stephanie, I embarked on the journey to Gaithersburg. We wandered the area for a bit, popping in and out of tents before we got to catch up with our Fierce Reads authors (this time sans Marie, but with the hilarious addition of Emmy Laybourne). I had a chance to sit down and interview the authors (which I will be posting as soon as my computer stops being a butt and lets me download the file) and just chat for a bit before their panels began.
|Katie, Lindsay, Anna, and Emmy Laybourne|
It was a seriously amazing weekend with some fabulous women. Thank you Mary VanAkin and Ksenia Winnicki and all the other fantastic people at Macmillan who made this happen. Thank you Katie, Marie, Emmy, Anna, and Lindsay (who is now out newest YADC member!) for sharing your words and time with us. And thank you to my fellow YADC members who make everything more fun.
The awesome folks at Fierce Reads are letting me give away a prize pack of books to one lucky winner! Included are:
-The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
-Sekret by Lindsay Smith
-Of Neptune by Anna Banks
-Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
Winner must have a US mailing address and by over 13.
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