On Saturday, September 26, Isabel, Jara, and I traveled to Austin for the Texas Teen Book Festival. We spent the day meeting some of our favorite YA authors and learning about new ones. The schedule was filled with interesting panels, book signings, and writing workshops. We did a couple of author interviews (so exciting!) with Kim Savage and Libba Bray. And Isabel was interviewed by Justine Magazine as part of their coverage of the festival. Below are photos from some of our favorite festival moments.
Starting off on the journey to Austin. From L to R: Carrie, Isabel, Jara.
Purchasing books to be signed.
Isabel gets her official press pass.
Waiting for the Star Wars Throwdown to begin. Sitting in the front right behind the authors!
Pierce Brown or Boba Fett?
Cindy Pon: Lightsaber Pose Duel at the Star Wars Throwdown
Gareth Hinds: Lightsaber Pose Duel at the Star Wars Throwdown
Sophie Jordan: Lightsaber Pose Duel at the Star Wars Throwdown
Pierce Brown: Lightsaber Pose Duel at the Star Wars Throwdown
Aaron Hartzler: Lightsaber Pose Duel at the Star Wars Throwdown
Claudia Gray: Lightsaber Pose Duel at the Star Wars Throwdown
Aaron Hartzler and Pierce Brown competing in the Fluffy Bunny Challenge.
Aaron Hartzler and Pierce Brown
No Risk, No Reward Panel with authors Jesse Andrews, Cindy Pon, David Leviathan, and Carrie Ryan.
Jesse Andrews reads from ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL.
Isabel and Kim Savage, author of AFTER THE WOODS.
Carrie and Jesse Andrews, author of ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL.
Carrie and Cindy Pon, Aaron Hartzler, Jenny Han, Nicola and David Yoon, Una LaMarche, and Pierce Brown.
Isabel and Suzanne Young, author of THE PROGRAM series.
Nicola and David Yoon loved our game, My Booknerdigan Life, so much they took a picture of their question card.
Isabel and Rick Yancey, author of THE 5TH WAVE.
Isabel and Pierce Brown, author of RED RISING series.
Carrie and Libba Bray, author of THE DIVINERS series.
Carrie, Libba Bray, and Isabel.
Carrie, Jara, and Isabel show their excitement because Isabel is going to be interviewed by Justine Magazine!
Isabel is interviewed by Justine Magazine!
Isabel’s book haul.
Carrie’s book haul.