Thursday, September 29, 2011


I'm super excited. A bit ago, I compiled a list of my favorite literary agents. Near their names on the document I pasted the website address where their submission guidelines are explained. So, Tuesday night, as I started to send out my queries for Dark Waters, I went to those submission guidelines and in doing so I ran across an even that is not only happening in my neck of the woods, but it's happening this Saturday!

The Northwest Bookfest! I've been to one Book Festival in Abilene, TX when I lived there and I had a great time. They had a little workshop taught by two local authors. Then in their convention room sat tables and tables of Texas authors selling and signing their books.

Now, the population for Abilene is around 120,000. The population for Seattle (not including the many cities around it) is around 563,000 people. There are plenty of authors in my area. Seattle is about art. When you visit Seattle, it's everywhere you look. From the buildings to the most beautiful and original form of art: nature. 

So I am definitely going and can't wait to see the turn out of this event. Plus, I forgot to mention, there will be writing workshops ALL DAY LONG. There's a schedule. And they're tailored to different genres and needs. Yah, pretty stoked.

Oh, and it's free. If you live in the area, check it out. This Saturday.

This is just a few of some of the YA authors on the list to be there:

Margaret Stohl
Richelle Mead
Melissa Marr
Melissa de la Cruz
Heather Davis


  1. Aaah, I wish I could go to this. I even mapped it out on google to see how long it would take me to get there from Alberta (13 hours, I guess not).
    Have fun though!

  2. That is awesome! Have a great time; I hope you learn a lot.

  3. Thanks Shannon! Me too! :) I also saw something called Bookstock in Portland, OR next weekend I think. Wish I could go to both. :)