So yesterday Rob and I got to attend the last stop of the Texas SWEAT Tour at Book People, of which I took exactly zero pictures. Oops! But it was an awesome group of 2013 debut authors: Debra Driza, Kasie West, Shannon Messenger and Amy Tintera.
Book People, as always, did a fantastic job organizing and I got to meet cool librarians and other bookish people. Rob even won a copy of Split Second, the much-coveted sequel to Kasie West’s Pivot Point.
The event was well-attended and my favorite part was by far the kids and teens squirming to ask questions of the four authors on the panel. There was a rousing game of two truths and a lie, bookmarks and cute swag bags. In addition to scoring signed copies of Debra Driza’s Mila 2.0 and Kasie West’s Split Second, Rob was also hand sold Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park by a librarian at some point when I wasn’t looking. This works out well since it’s at the tippy top of my wishlist.
Afterwards, we had the good fortune of running into the group on their way to 24 Diner and we got to tag along. I’m pretty sure my husband was understandably overwhelmed to be in the company of so many women whose go-to conversation was anything and everything about books, discussed with the same enthusiasm as one might gossip about the Kardashians or the royal baby, but we had a blast getting to know everyone and I got great advice on everything from throwing launch parties to touring to writing with kids.
Big thanks to all of these California authors for taking the time to visit Texas. Check out their books below: