A few weekends ago I was privileged to be invited to the Alabama Book Festival set at Old Alabama Town in downtown Montgomery. I presented Amazing Alabama on a panel with Peter Huggins, who talked about his latest book, Thibodeaux and the Fish and (of course) we came home with our very own signed copy of his book.
Later in the day, I was given the honor of interviewing my good friend Ash Parsons about her new book The Falling Between Us and we had so much fun! Not only am I a total "fan-girl" of Ash's, but we're also really good friends, so it was a super easy, laid-back interview. Her genre is young adult, but both of her books are extremely rich with emotion and drama and suspense. I can't wait to see what the future holds for her!
Other than authors giving book talks and interviews, there were workshops (podcasts, writing, etc.), vendors (my publisher NewSouth Books was there), book sales and author signings, food trucks and tons of fun activities for kids. The Alabama Book Festival is an event I always love going to.
Here are a few photos from the day:
That one photo may or may not be of Ash and I posing with some Disney princesses (and prince).
You'll never know...
And YES, I finally got Ash to sign my copies of both of her books.