Wednesday, August 20

Young Adult Authors Rock!!!!

This week our theme is Anything Goes...... so I thought I'd take this opportunity to say how awesome my fellow YA authors are. I have recently been to two writing conferences and what struck me was how supportive and how much fun young adult authors are. At the RWA conference in San Francisco recently Amanda Ashby and I were treated like long lost friends by all those we met. There were 5 of the TFC girls there plus the Buzz girls and other YA authors. We spent most of our time laughing. It will be a long time before I forget the sight of Kelly Parra holding a glass of wine in one hand, a plate of cakes in another and trying to eat!!!

So here are some photos....... (apologies to those who escaped my camera.... you know who you are!!!!)


(Back) Marley Gibson, me, Wendy Toliver, (front) Simone Elkeles, Heather Davis, Dona Sarker-Mishra, Tera Lynn Childs











Me, Tera Lynn Childs, Kelly Parra, Amanda Ashby,Teri Brown













Kelly Parra, Bethany Griffin, Ally Carter, Teri Brown

10 comments:

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Sara-
GREAT pics! It was such a blast mtg you-- definitely one of the highlights of my trip!

Jessica Burkhart said...

I love the pics! :)

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

Those pics look like it was a great event!

Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse
http://courageinpatience.blogspot.com
Chapter 1 is online!

Kelly Parra said...

We had such a fun time, Sara!! Oh gosh, the dessert and drink--7up, lol!--thank you for the help with that! We had some definite laughs!!

Wendy Toliver said...

YA authors *do* rock! I loved meeting some I hadn't met and of course seeing those I know from past conferences.

Gerb said...

You all look fabulous! And yes, you do ROCK!

Melissa Walker said...

joining RWA this week. i will BE THERE next year!

Sara Hantz said...

Melissa, that's awesome... can't wait to meet you!!!

Amanda Ashby said...

I want to go back!!!!!!!!!! It was so much fun!!!!!

Brian Mandabach said...

Yup. YA authors do rock! I'd love to have some of their top picks for the library of an alternative high school! (I wouldn't plug my blog, it's too lame anyway, but I'm about to order lots of books and need guidance! :)