May 21, 2014

Fierce Reads Hits #YADC

This past weekend was spent being fierce.

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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  1. That's so awesome, Hannah!! Love all your photos -- looks like y'all had an absolute blast.

  2. How awesome, Hannah - and you look so lovely in all your photos! Isn't Macmillan just the nicest? I swear they're one of the best publishers to work with and Ksenia is always, always amazing :)

  3. What a fantastic way to spend a couple of days Hannah! I was so hoping this tour might come near me, but sadly that isn't going to happen. *sobs* I shall just live vicariously through you and this post though:) Thanks so much for sharing all your pictures!

  4. If i tweet about the giveaway i lose the chance of winning. hehehehe
    So jealous Lindsey Smith seems amazing


  5. SO JEALOUS! I wish we had something like the YADC in Texas. You guys always have so much fun. And as always, you look gorgeous dahlin'.

  6. This was an amazing day, Hannah! It looks like you had a blast!

  7. Thank you so much for this giveaway!! I am over the moon that i won these bad boys! I'm going to pet them when they get here!!


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