Today, I’m in Dallas, Texas for RT’s Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. I have been looking forward to this for months! Not only is RT’s Convention the booklover’s party of the year, but they have lots of special events for the YA reader. And of course I always love catching up with all of my writer friends. I can’t wait!
On Saturday, May 16th, there is a Teen Day, Fan-tastic Day and Book Fair. You can register online till May 15th, but you may also purchase tickets on site the day of the event,Teen Day will have a Fierce Reads Pizza Party, with book, t-shirt and tote bag giveaways—and of course lots of pizza. There will be loads of giveaways and chances to talk with YA authors. Oh and don’t forget the games! There will be YA Family Feud where you’ll test your knowledge of YA lit and the YA Edition of the Match Game. Will you win? And of course there will be a YA Teen Party! Those are only a few of the highlights!
Can’t wait for May 16th? Put on your jammies and join us for some spooky, silly fun and games on May 12th at the YA Spooky Slumber Party! Challenge your favorite YA authors to time-honored slumber party favorites like Truth or Dare and Boy Meets Girl, and create your very own spooky flash fiction. Snacks and prizes abound — and the best slippers win!
Plus, there will be tons of workshops at the convention for any writer, no matter your genre or where you are in your career.
On Saturday, May 16th, there is also a GIANT Book Fair with over 500 authors signing their books, posters, bookmarks, etc. And the best thing is the fair is open to the public and you can purchase tickets at the door. You may also bring in your books from home to get them autographed. However, they must be checked in and stamped (with invisible ink, so there’s no damage to your books) before you enter the book fair. Only two books from home per author are allowed.
Please let me know by leaving a comment if you’ll be coming to the conference or book fair and I’ll bring something special for you.
The winners of last week’s giveaway of my packets of swag are Melanie Macek and Kim Kirkendall. Please email your addresses to email@example.com. Congratulations!