Saturday, April 14, 2012

Teen Day at the RT Convention!

So, the RT Booklovers Convention was in Chicago this year (actually, it's this weekend). And today was Teen Day. What happens on Teen day? Well, I met a ton of YA authors. I bought a ton of books. I got a lot of books signed. I went to panels hosted by some of my favorite YA authors. And then it all ended with a giant party with lots of free books (finished ones and ARC’s). Does that not sound perfect?
These are some of the authors I got to meet:

In order from top let to bottom right: Franny Billingsley, Melissa De la Cruz, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Kelley Armstrong, Keira Cass, Ally Carter and me, Kim Derting, Jill Hathaway, Beth Revis, Sophie Jordan, the "From Spark to Fire: Interactive World and Character-Building Workshop panel": Kelley Armstrong, Nancy Holder, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth, Margaret Stohl, Cinda Williams Chima, And Melissa Marr, and then the last one is me with Saundra Mitchell.
Here are the books I purchased and then had signed (I tried not to buy too many books I already owned, but it did happen because I really wanted certain autographs, so expect a few duplicates to be shared in giveaways soon!):

Every other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Slide by Jill Hathaway
The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell (which isn’t even out yet!)
Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell (her first book)
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting (also not out yet!)
Chime by Franny Billingsley

The Demon Trapper’s Daughter
by Jana Oliver
Divergent by Veronica Roth (!!!!!)
The Heist Society by Ally Carter
The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (!!!!)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong

These were the books I got for free (mostly finished copies, but some ARC’s in there too):

The Girl in the Steel Corset
by Kady Cross
The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams
Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe
Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
by Julie Cross
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

by Meg Cabot
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (!!!!)
Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill
Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
Hidden by Sophie Jordan (!!!)

And here is some of the swag I picked up ( I loved the YA scavenger hunt):

After all this, I never really got to talk about the conference too much. I guess I should at least share my favorite parts. My first favorite part was definitely the point in the Author Speed Reading Panel when Veronica Roth read from the beginning of Insurgent! It sounded so good, and I am dying to read it. I loved hearing it from her voice too. And my second favorite part was when I just happened to be standing in line with Kristi from the Story Siren and Heidi (hopefully spelling correctly) from YA bibliophile. I love both their blogs, and it was so cool to meet them in person!


  1. Nori, do you mind if I steal that pic for my FB? Didn't think to take any yesterday!

    1. Jill, please do! It's a great photo!

  2. *drools at all of the books* I want them all. BEA, come to me. I will spend so much money shipping books home, but it will be WORTH it.

    Jill, I know Nori irl and I am sure she would love for you to steal the pic. :D