Saturday, March 23, 2013

Book Festivals

By Ellery Adams

Four cozy Chicks (Maggie Sefton, Lorraine Bartlett, Leann Sweeney, and myself) will be in attendance at the Virginia Festival of the Book today (I'll try to post some pics on Facebook tonight so you can see us in action) and I'm thrilled.

I love a book festival! There's a wonderful energy to them. Just imagine! There's a hotel teeming with authors, tables piled high with books for sale, and a variety of other vendors selling wares for book lovers. I especially love the homemade stationary booth.

This year's festival is special because I get to moderate a panel called Who Knew This Work Could Be So Dangerous? and both Lorraine and Leann are among the panelists. The other stars are E.J. Copperman, Mollie Cox Bryan, and Olivia Stowe. How much fun are we going to have?

If you've never been to Charlottesville, Virginia, I highly recommend you add it to your travel bucket list. The college town of the University of Virginia is charming and you can go on the most beautifully scenic drives through the Blue Ridge Mountains. There's a reason so many authors set their books in the Shenandoah Valley. It's really one of the most beautiful regions of our nation.

So what I'm really saying is try to make this book festival next year (here's the link) and we can meet face-to-face.

Have you ever attended a book festival?

If yes, where?

What was it like and do you think the Cozy Chicks should attend?


Aurian said...

Last weekend of May I am going to a Book Convention in Berlin, Germany, the Autoren Love Letter Convention and yes, I would love for you all to be there too. But it is about romance, and there will be German authors, and English harlequin authors and American authors. I am so looking forward to it. It is the second year, and the amount of authors have been doubled already :)

Sue said...

Sounds like a blast!!! I knew there was a reason I should have stayed in Tennessee...but they say hind sight is always 20/20. Have a great time and be sure to post pics. I'll be missing meeting lots of my favorite authors, it sounds like.