NAIBA was incredible. I was already looking forward to reconnecting with my incredible WNDB team members Ellen Oh, Lamar Giles, I.W. Gregorio, and Renee Ahdieh but I also got to meet fellow WNDB team member Meg Medina for the first time [and may or may not have squealed a little too loudly when I hugged her because she is 250 degrees of awesome]. And that list? It doesn't include the incredible authors like Lydia Kang, E.C Meyers, Robin Talley, Justina Ireland, Kat Yeh [to name a tiny few] who were at this event signing books and sharing insights into the authorial journey over dinner, or the booksellers who were there to get signed books and chat about all things bookish and diversity.
Seriously, an evening hanging out with people who write books, read books, and sell books, you know, people who basically live, breath, and love books is the kind of evening any bookworm would dream about.
Add to this amazing experience? This marked my very first author signing for ARCs of Written in the Stars.
|Picture courtesy of the lovely I.W. Gregorio|