Ok, so I've been slacking over the last week because, well, life gets in the way. But, as promised, here are photos from the amazing YA author event at Books of Wonder last week featuring Suzanne Collins, Kristine Cashore, Justine Larbalestier, Scott Westerfeld, and Libba Bray! (Michael Grant was supposed to come, but got sick and couldn't fly. I was bummed. And not just because I lugged his two massive books GONE and HUNGER with me to have signed.)
So here is the panel:
And invidual shots of the authors speaking:
Scott Westerfeld was just as funny as I'd expected him to be, but his slide show of art from LEVIATHAN was fabulously entertaining (and impressive!). Libba Bray and Justine Larbalestier make me want to be friends with more writers because they are clearly fabulous friends who have an amazing time together. And, of course, last but certainly not least: Kristin Cashore is the sweetest, most adorable woman ever. I love her. And I just finished FIRE, which was so good! It's no GRACELING (alas, no Po, but there is romance!), but it's still incredible. I'll post my review when I get my life back in order.
So go read all the books from these authors!! I have not purchased LIAR or GOING BOVINE yet, but Christmas is coming!