So in addition to being an amazing town (Nashville) and being super awesome in and of itself, The Southern Festival of Books introduced me to two new favorite things: 1. Kathryn Williams! We did a panel together about writing romance in YA and it was like we were separated at birth! One of her friends even thought we were old pals from the way we kept talking when we went to a Honky Tonk after the panel. Loved her! Excited to read her full back list. That's us (signing next to Junot Diaz, *faint!*)
2. Fried bologna sandwiches. Let's be honest--I am from the South so this was a reintroduction, but I hadn't had one since childhood!