A few weeks ago, I posted book trailers and release dates for a slew of Austin authors. This past Sunday, November 14th, a trifecta book launch party was held at Austin’s Book People for Bethany Hegedus, Brian Yansky, and Cynthia Leitich Smith. For some reason, I’m unable to load the adorable photo of the day’s three  shining stars. So, you’ll have to take my word for it; they were in their element.

Talk about a celebration! Besides the delicious books just waiting to be snatched up by adoring fans, all in attendance enjoyed chili, cake, and the yummiest sugar cookies prepared by author Anne Bustard. Naturally, the foods were inspired by the featured books.

                        There was something for everyone. A picture book. A middle grade. A Young Adult

To see more photos from the event and read more about the festivities, check out Cyn’s post on Cynsations.

Congratulations, Bethany, Brian, and Cyn!

Texas Book Festival – Some Fabulous Local Authors

Featured Authors:
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Lisa Railsback
Brian Yansky
Chris Barton
April Lurie
Bethany Hegedus
I hope I haven’t missed anyone

Every Fall, when the temperature finally drops below ninety degrees and the humidity plummets to an energizing low, I can feel Texas Book Festival weekend approaching.

Well, here it is. The 2010 Texas Book Festival rolls out the welcome mat October 16-17 at the State Capitol grounds in Austin. You won’t want to miss the wonderland of books, speakers, and special events.

Pop over to the Texas Book Festival website to check out the schedule of events. You’ll want to plan your time wisely because, boy howdy, this will be a hopping place. While you’re at it, check out the amazing list of festival authors. As you scan the page, notice the local talent to be featured.

Naturally, I encourage you to seek out some Austin author friends who write incredible children’s and young adult books. Now that you’ve seen their friendly faces, you’ll recognize them immediately, right? Check the day and time of their individual presentations by clicking on their names from the Festival Author list.

If I’ve missed anyone from our Austin kid-lit community, please let me know.

Enjoy a weekend full of literacy and fun!