The first weekend of October is going to be the best weekend ever!
October 1st is the Mission Viejo Readers’ Festival featuring, Cornelia Funke, Molly Shannon, Lisa Yee, Wendy Mass, and many more.
The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beautiful Oso Viejo Park and Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way. With convenient, free shuttle service from the Mission Viejo Library at 100 Civic Center, parking is a breeze.
On October 2nd I will be volunteering at the OC Children’s Book Festival. Myself and my husband Non will be helping out at the Young Adult Stage so be sure to check us out! Here is the line up:
10:00 am Tween Lit – “NEW In-Be-Tween” Panel: Gitty Daneshvari (Moderator) – School of Fear Series, Greg Taylor – Killer Pizza Series, Helen Stringer – SpellBinder and Midnight Gate, Greg van Eekhout – Kid vs Squid and The Boy At The End Of The World, Mark Jeffreys – Max Quick
11:00 am PJ Haarsma – The Soft Wire
Frank Beddor – Looking Glass Wars Series – Hatter M Graphic Novels
11:30 am Lisi Harrison & Garret – Monster High Dolls Designer, Mattel – Monster High
11:45 am Holly Goldberg Sloan – I’ll Be There
Noon Teen Lit – “Keeping It Real” Panel: Heidi Kling (Moderator) Sea – Truth and Dare – Visitors Guide To Mystic Falls, Jessi Kirby – Moonglass, Lindsey Leavitt – Sean Griswold’s Head and Princess For Hire Series, Kirsten Hubbard – Like Mandarin, Andrew Smith – Marbury Lens and Stick
1:00 pm Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (Fug Girls) – Spoiled
1:15 pm DJ MacHale – Monster Princess – Morpheus Road Series
1:30 pm Kailin Gow – Premiere of NEW Series – Fire Wars
1:45 pm Kami Garcia Reading Beautiful Chaos – Signing Beautiful Creatures/Beautiful Darkness
2:00pm Teen Lit – “Paranormal Tendencies” Panel: Emma Michaels (Moderator) – The Thirteenth Chime and Anasazi, Inara Scott – Delacroix Academy, Cindy Pon – Kingdom of Xia Series, Jeff Mariotte – Dark Vengence, Gretchen McNeil – Possess
2:45 pm Hope Larson – Mercury (Graphic Novel)
3:00 pm Lisa Desrochers – Personal Demons and Original Sin
3:15 pm Katie Alender – Bad Girls Don’t Die – From Bad To Cursed
3:30 pm Heather Brewer – The Slayer Chronicles (Penguin)
3:45 pm Nancy Holder – Chicks Kick Butt – Damned (Crusade Ser.) – Unleashed (Wolf Springs Chron.)
4:00 pm Amber Benson – Calliope Reaper Jones Series 1-3 – Blood Stained Sword (Graphic Novel)