Back in October, I revisited the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN (and dragged hubby with me). Because of scheduling conflicts, it had been a few years since I’d been able to attend. But this year, nothing could have kept me away. I attended panels that included C.J. Redwine, Victoria Schwab, Jeff Zentner, and Lauren Oliver – plus I met two of my very fav authors, Kendare Blake and Maggie Stiefvater!
Between Blake’s two Anna books and Three Dark Crowns and Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle Series and The Scorpio Races, I’ve spent hours of engrossing, shut-out-the-world, pull-the-blinds, leave-me-alone reading time with their books and it was thrilling to meet them.
If you live relatively close to Nashville, or if you happen to be in the neighborhood, it’s definitely worth your while to attend this festival. With authors from every known genre, there’s something for everyone. And it’s always fun to hang out with ‘your people’!