Event Recap & Giveaway: YallWest 2019
YallWest 2019 was the best ever and I am anxiously counting down the days to 2020! This recap is 90% photos – I actually remembered to take a bunch this time! Check out the fun stuff I did and who I saw! Plus a giveaway for a signed copy of Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi is up for grabs at the end!
Novl invited a few of us to come out for a special pre-YW event with Brandy Colbert (LOVE HER) and Natasha Ngan! We had tacos, chats, and time with these two lovelies. Plus, meeting the team at Novl was awesome – Thank you Val, Savannah, and Sabrina for the fun time! (you can see more at their write up here and on Publisher’s Weekly, too!)
Fierce Friday is always a great time because all of us bookish people line wait and trade books for each other’s signings. It’s the perfect chance to get some bigger authors out of the way before Saturdays and have more time with them! Plus, photobooth!
Of course, it’s not YallWest unless you’re hanging out with your book squad. Check out DJ and I in our Star Wars attire!
One of the coolest parts of the weekend was seeing Gwenda Bond and Matthew Modine (who plays Dr. Brenner on Stranger Things). In case you’ve been hiding under a rock and missed all my shouting, Gwenda wrote the backstory of Eleven’s mom (which is heavily centered around Dr. Brenner). So cool!
Equally as cool, getting to see Jay Kristoff and give him a set of the amazing cards Sarah designed for Aurora Rising. And bring him a pile of books, as always.
LOOK AT ALL THESE AUTHORS I MET! Debuts, old friends, authors I’ve been waiting forever to meet. I could not have been happier! Got all my books signed, too!
1 signed copy of Emergency Contact with beautiful sprayed gold edges!a Rafflecopter giveaway