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10/5/10

Austin Teen Book Festival!

This past weekend I had the honor of attending the Austin Teen Book Festival in Texas. The enthusiasm of so many young adult readers was inspirational and was a gift to witness. The keynote speaker was New York Times Bestselling author Ellen Hopkins. A plethora of top names in Young Adult literature were flown in from as far off as Canada and Australia. They included our own potato, S. (Stephanie) A. Bodeen, James Dashner, Ally Carter, Pam Bachorz, Catherine Jinks, Jon Skovron, Kenneth Oppel, Susan Colasanti, Charles Benoit, Melissa de la Cruz, Nancy Werlin, Alexandra Adornetto Kiersten White and Sophie Jordan. Wonderful company, with an overflowing audience as well. And to top it off, time shared with my friend Stephanie!

To learn more, check out thier website-- austinteenbookfestival.com

5 comments:

Edie said...

Betsy,
It sounds like a memorable weekend! So nice that you could attend and also meet up with Stephanie!

betsy woods said...

Edie, It was incredible and nourishing for me. I love your trailer! Do I remember you sharing that Mica produced?

Mark said...

Betsy, sounds like a great time. And with all the news about kids no longer reading, it's nice to hear about enthusiastic readers!!

Edie said...
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Edie said...

Betsy,

Made a mistake on the other comment, so I erased it. Sorry! Yes, Mica did produce my video trailer.