Monday, September 6, 2010

More pics and books from the Decatur Book Festival!!!

Book Festival Flyer!

This is the fantasy world building panel: 
Saundra Mitchell (Shadowed Summer), Jessica Verday (The Hollow), Cinda Williams Chima (Warrior Heir series), and Kathleen Duey (Skin Hunger and Sacred Scars).

I also got to meet: 
Carrie Ryan!

Alyxandra Harvey!
I got a few books at the signings and am waiting for some book plates for books I already own that I didn't bring with me!  The books I got at the signings were:
Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell, Hearts at Stake and Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey, The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, The Hollow by Jessica Verday, and The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima.  

I met other authors too - I got signed books, but forgot to get photographs!
Gale Borger - Totally Buzzed, Sam Morton - Betrayed, Candace Christian - Summer of Seven, and Nick Valentino - Thomas Riley.   I also got books signed by Peter Abrahams (Into the Dark) and T.A. Ridgell (Operation Stiletto) - but didn't get to meet the authors.  I also got a few books that aren't signed and didn't meet the authors either - Allon: Book 1 by Shawn Lamo, Pattern of Vengeance by C. Hyytinen, Each Little Bird That Sings and The Aurora County All-Stars by Deborah Wiles, and Pretty Pretty by K.C. Oliver.

I couldn't walk away from a discounted book booth without two audio books too!  So I got Knock Out by Catherine Coulter and Blood Game by Iris Johansen - both on CD.

Saundra Mitchell sent me back with a stack of book marks for my kids at school too!

WINNER!!! 300 followers contest winner!

Thanks to all of my followers and twice to those who entered the giveaway!!!
The Winner of my 300 follower contest (chosen by is...

#18 - - - Library Cat!!!

I will be emailing you shortly!

300 Follower Prize from the Decatur Book Festival

I just returned from the Decatur Book Festival and the book for my 300 follower contest!!!
I was able to meet quite a few emerging authors - at the festival talking about their first published book!

The book I have chosen to give away to my follower winner is:

  Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino  (It is a Steampunk Novel)

Amazon Product Description:
For more than twenty years West Canvia and Lemuria have battled one another in a constant war.From the safety of his laboratory, weapons designer Thomas Riley has cleverly and proudly empowered the West Canvian forces with his brilliant designs. But when a risky alchemy experiment goes horribly wrong, Thomas and his wily assistant, Cynthia Bassett, are thrust onto the front lines of battle.
Forced into shaky alliances with murderous sky pirates in a deadly race to kidnap the only man who can undo the damage--the mad genius behind Lemuria's cunning armaments--Thomas' own genius is put to the ultimate test.

Monday! Sweet Monday!

In My Mailbox is hosted each week by: The Story Siren!

These are the books I got in my mailbox this week!

Private by James Patterson (audio book) from Nise' @ Under the Boardwalk
The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker (audio book) from Chrissy @ Chrissy's World of Books
White Heat by Brenda Novak - - prize package including specially designed lip gloss and the world's greatest little bag from Michelle @ Michelle's Book Blog
Here Comes Another Lesson by Stephen O'Connor from Mary @ Bookhounds
The Kindling of Greenfyr by Mark Freeman from Jess @ The Cozy Reader

I also bought:

Sin Undone by Larissa Ione - - read it immediately and loved it!
39 Clues: Book 10:  Into the Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Desire Untamed by Pamela Palmer
Sins of the Heart by Eve Silver
On the Prowl and Howling at the Moon by Karen MacInerney