A few weeks ago, a group of us ventured off to Eureka Springs, Arkansas to attend the annual Books in Bloom Literary Festival at the enchanting Crescent Hotel. There was a dynamic array of authors between Indie and big names like Terry Brooks, Kathy Reichs (author that inspired the show Bones), and Elizabeth Berg that we had the opportunity to meet and chat with. We also walked away with several signed books!
The view from the balcony...where the lemonade was..that was equally enjoyable:
Andrew and I with Terry Brooks. I walked away with a signed copy of his book for writers:
Our little haul from the day:
We had so much fun. Each author spoke, giving tips on writing and becoming published. It was a gorgeous day for a Festival and even a walk through downtown Eureka Springs! And of course, we had to stop at the small bookstore (apparently we didn't get enough before).
If you're a local author, you may want to consider getting on the bandwagon for this event next Spring! If you're a book lover in the area, I would advise also attending for the pure joy of it. :)
See the lineup for the 2014 Festival here.