Yesterday I went to the 3rd annual PAYA Festival in West Chester, PA with Wendy Higgins and the uber cool Evie. (Evie had the cutest dress eva on.) I like to think we took the scenic route to West Chester, which included destinations like Baltimore MD, Camden, NJ, and Burger King. I'm pretty sure 2 out of those 3 are in the Top 10 murder capitals in the United States.The 3 of us talked so much on the way up, that Wendy wore off her chapstick. I swear we were only talking.
PAYA was great. I got to meet a lot of great readers, bloggers, and other authors. I saw Jeri Smith-Ready and got to talk to her. Well, if staring at her like a dweeb counts as talking, I did that. I don't know what it is about her and Rachel Vincent, but whenever I'm around them I have no idea how to hold a conversation. There are other authors I fan girl over and love just as equally, but dear God, I'm an idiot around those two. I also got to chat with Victoria Schwab, Jessica Spotswood, and Tiffany Schmidt. I ended up spoiling the end of Obsidian for them while talking about jerky guys in YA.
The every awesome Vi and Jena were there. I got to meet Vi's family, who all were just adorable, and after the event we did dinner. Both of them will probably have some awesome swag to give away on their blogs in the near future. I stocked them up.
They got me the awesome lollipop boutique that I of course broke into immediately
Proof of last statement.
Me and Teresa
Nikki and I
Wendy and I with awesome facial expressions during signing
Wendy and I, and yes, a very awesome Jeri Smith Ready in the background
The line for the signing at PAYA.
Jessica and Me
And... How I take photos at a signing.
But how I really want to pose in photos
The next signing I'll be doing is at the Baltimore Book Festival September 28th-30th. I'm also on some panels. I'm not sure of the time right now and I've totally forgotten what those panels are about. For that last reason alone you should come see them, because it will sure to be humorous at some point.