Our first author sighting came when we had a wonderful and funny conversation with Taylor Polites, whose first book, The Rebel Wife is sure to be a favorite of mine. Taylor was relevant and erudite, and explained the backstory and influences surrounding the creation of his book. We were lucky to bump into Taylor quite a few times over the course of the weekend, and each time we did, he had a kind word or funny story to share with us.
Velva Jean Learns to Fly) an author whose books readers have come to relish and love. We spoke with Jennifer for a few minutes before her panel, and she shared a little bit about her previous non-fiction book, which dealt with the 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition (which I have to say is a must read for me!) and her current project of turning her best selling book The Aqua Net Diaries into a television series. Jennifer was friendly and attentive to our every question, and got me very excited about perusing her pages.
The Taker, which was a book I really relished. Alma shared the intricacies of creating the book and told us how the next books in the series were progressing. For those of you that have read The Taker, there are some pretty big surprises coming up in the following books! Alma shared a little about what her life was like before becoming an author, and we peppered her with questions about what it was like for her to concoct the amazing story she did. She was extremely friendly and put us all at ease, and we all enjoyed her company so much that our time with her just flew by.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter was a blogger favorite. Tom was extremely down to earth and gracious about meeting a little pocket of fangirls. He told us a little about what he’s working on now and shared a bit about his family with us too. He even agreed to pose for a picture with us before heading back to immerse himself in the festivities.
The four of us had many, many great interactions with the authors of SIBA this year, and though I’d love to share each and every little story and detail with you all, I chose just a few of the many amazing meetings we had to share with you today. I’m telling you, if you want great times with great authors and you want to be totally immersed in the world of books, SIBA is definitely the place to be. I couldn’t have imagined a more wonderful weekend, and I’m already thinking about next year’s trip!