The Orange County Children’s Book Festival was AWESOME! I mostly hung around the young adult stage and was given the task of escorting authors from the check-in to the stage. It was fantastic. I got to speak with so many great Middle Grade/YA authors like: Gitty Daneshvari, Robin Benway, R.L. LaFevers, Amber Benson, Nancy Holder, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lauren Kate, Heidi Kling, Cecil Castellucci, Joanna Philbin, Jessica Brody and Maria V. Snider ! I was able to get a few pictures here and there.
Gitty Daneshvari, author of School of Fear, was hilarious. She shared some of her childhood fears, like spraying Raid in her hair to keep away spiders! If there is ever an author to meet in person it is Gitty. She is just so very funny.
Another compelling author to watch was Amber Benson, Among the Ghosts. She explained that her over-active imagination is what drew her to acting and writing. Her energy on-stage was infectious and she knew just how to draw the audience in!
The rest of the authors were also great. Here are some of the pictures I managed to snap:
Note: If you would like to purchase a copy of the book signed by the author then contact Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego.