Author Reception: UCF Orlando Book Festival

Friday, April 15, 2011

Saturday is the 2nd annual UCF Orlando Book Festival in Orlando, Florida! It'll be a lot of fun with author panels and book signings, a children's zone, a book fair, and entertainment. It's free, so if you're local, head on down there!

I was fortunate to be able to attend an author reception held Friday at the Barnes and Noble on campus. I managed to not take many pictures, unfortunately, but I will make sure to on Saturday. I did finally get to meet in person Heather (Raging Bibliomania) and Sandy (You GOTTA Read This) who are both awesome!

I also was very fortunate to meet two amazing authors, Lori Roy (Bent Road) and Eleanor Brown (The Weird Sisters). Read my reviews, and then go read their books!!

I met some other wonderful authors whose books I have, unfortunately, not yet read but hope to soon! They include Mary Beth Whalen, Susan Gregg Gilmore, Shellie Thomlinson, and Bill Eggers.

The presentation at the reception included a show by a group of middle school children who did a skit/musical about books and reading. It was hilarious and adorable. Hopefully I'll get a picture to share tomorrow, and I know among Heather, Sandy, or I, you will definitely get to see a video!

Stay tuned for my wrap up post on Sunday. There are a few other authors whose books I have read and enjoyed so I'd definitely like to meet them AND we are having a get-together after the event with some local bloggers so I'm excited!


Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Looks like fun! Wish I could have been there! :(

Juju at Tales of said...

O fab. I love this recap :) Great pictures too! Did you go to any of the panels?

Jenny said...

Natalie: Maybe next year! (There's already a date! 4/12/12)

Juju: the actual thing with the panels is today! This thing was just a reception that took place Friday (night before)

Zibilee said...

I loved getting the chance to talk to Eleanor and trying to persuade her to write a sequel to her book. It was a really nice evening, and I shouldn't have been worried, because as soon as you and Sandy got there, the night was a rocking success!

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