A little shy of 2 weeks past this years Once Upon A Book Author Signing and Ball I can finally get some thoughts down about this event. I have attended this amazing event all 3 years! I have not only attended, but get the honor to volunteer for Once Upon A Book. I do this for the love of my dear Aunt Stacey the event Coordinator and for the love that I have for the book community. It amazes me at the magnitude of the love that these authors have for each other in supporting one another. I have been to a few other events and find this one is by far my favorite, (really not just saying that).
Friday- Quinn Loftis keynote speech was inspiring, along with all the discussion panels to say the least. They were very informative for me, and I am not an author, I am a reader and a blogger. I love writing my reviews on books that I read and helping authors share their passion of the written word, along with sharing my passion of cooking and baking. Without you authors I would not have an escape of my real life issues. I love submerging myself in a good book and turning my brain off for awhile. I thank all authors because, you are all amazing.
The God and Goddess Toga Party was outstanding. I love the creativity and the vision that she has and to see it come to life is amazing. I was able to see a lot of new faces and break out of my shell and talk with a lot of attendees as I was taking photos of the event. All types of authors in one room having fun supporting one another. Stacey making her grand entrance, the disney lip sync battle, Jay's phone call, and dinner. The whole night is just amazing.
Saturday - The day of the signing is amazing to see all 80 plus authors, with all their titles, in one room. I know that I was not able to speak with all of you, but I did manage to speak with a few. I cannot explain how much seeing all authors in one room and seeing my daughters face when she gets to go around and buy books. Like I said I am an avid reader and love that I am able to share this with her. I know what once she is a little older my wallet is going to be empty because 2 book lovers and all you amazing authors are going to make me go broke. But that is okay, because I am supporting a healthy passion in her and supporting the amazing authors like you.
I know that I am only touching on a little portion of what Once Upon A Book is all about and has to offer. I think that everyone, author, reader, and blogger, just anyone should try and make it a point to come to this event. THANK YOU STACEY FOR HOSTING SUCH AN AMAZING EVENT!
CANNOT WAIT UNTIL JULY 19TH & 20TH!!!
Checkout the official webpage for Once Upon A Book !
Are you ready to discover new books and tasty food? I will be writing reviews of books and posting recipes that I have created! Hope you all enjoy!