With over 300 authors in attendance, today’s annual book fair was a buffet of writers and the thousands of readers who came out to celebrate them. Convention attendees mixed with the general public, and everyone had something to say — and a laundry list of authors to see.
Francine Pascal, Sue Grafton, Susan Elizabeth Phillips and James Rollins were among the headlining authors and the lines to get your books signed by one of these big names snaked around the room. But mixed among the crowd were other reader favorites like J.R. Ward, BJ Daniels and JA Konrath. And this year the “YA Alley” housed over 60 young adult authors all looking forward to meeting fans. Authors of world renown, such as Alyson Noel, Ally Carter and Melissa de la Cruz and Kelly Armstrong, joined new-school writers like Veronica Roth, Amy Plum and Colleen Houck.
For everyone who couldn't make it to the event, we wanted to share some inside tidbits from some of our favorite authors. So we asked a group of writers to tell us something about themselves that readers might not know, and then something about their heroine that they have not shared before.