I went last year and had a great time and this year's line-up of authors (Judy Blume! Be still my pre-teen heart) is just as impressive. The list is too long to post (you can see it here).
There's nothing better than being surrounded by hundreds (maybe thousands? I'm a writer, not an abacus!) of enthusiastic readers of all ages.
Unless of course you get to see a couple of your personal pals basking in the glow of a readership that hangs on their every word.
I'm looking forward to seeing my friends Kimberly Karalius and Phillippe Diederich enthrall the masses with tales about their writing adventures.
Let me introduce them to you:
Kimberly Karalius is the author of Love Fortunes and Other Disasters and its forthcoming sequel Love Charms and Other Catastrophes (May 2016). If you gave her a wish bone, she would wish fervently for snow in Florida. Her love for 90s cartoons (or any cartoons, really) knows no bounds. She might be the only person you know who can be completely engrossed in watching silent films. Being in Florida certainly has one big perk: going to Disney World. Which she does. Frequently.
Love is real in the town of Grimbaud and Fallon Dupree has dreamed of attending high school there for years. After all, generations of Duprees have successfully followed the (100% accurate!) love fortunes from Zita’s famous Love Charms Shop to happily marry their high school sweethearts. It’s a tradition. So she is both stunned and devastated when her fortune states that she will NEVER find love.
Fortunately, Fallon isn’t the only student with a terrible love fortune, and a rebellion is brewing. Fallon is determined to take control of her own fate—even if it means working with a notorious heartbreaker like Sebastian.
Will Fallon and Sebastian be able to overthrow Zita’s tyranny and fall in love?