Passion & Prose was designed to bring authors and readers together for a special one day event, and let me tell you, I wasn't disappointed. The speakers were funny and informative and the way the event was designed, every table had a least one author--often two! It was a very intimate affair. Yes, I'm an author myself, but Saturday, I was more of a fan girl. Not only did I get to see some of my favorite authors, like our speakers, Meg Cabot and Gail Carriger, but I was also able to pick up some books from new-to-me authors, like Jess Haines--a kick-ass urban fantasy writer and a super sweet lady!
For those YA fans out there, Passion & Prose even featured a YA panel with some of the year's hottest YA authors: Andrea Cremer, Sara Wilson Etienne, Marie Lu, Beth Revis, and Jessica Spotswood. It was fun to hear not only about each novel featured on their Breathless Reads tour, but also to hear about each author's journey to publication. Rejection and perseverance seems to be a common theme when it comes to bringing book babies into the world.
In the end, the two hour drive was so worth it to be able to hang out with a bunch of women who love books as much as I do. I'll definitely be attending next year, and I hope to see you there!
What about you? Do you enjoy conferences or reader events? What's the next event you plan to attend?