Friday, November 20, 2015


Fun Facts from YallFest

Julie Kagawa's literary crush is Valek from the Poison Study series.

Julie Kagawa only wrote The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4) because her editor said she couldn't end the series how she did.

Kiera Cass only read Lauren Oliver's Delirium (and not the rest of the series) because she thought the ending was perfect.

R.L. Stine's son has never read his books.

Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy was partially inspired from Romanian vampire mythology.

Margaret Stohl's worst year was the year the movie Beautiful Creatures came out.

Lemony Snicket recently donated one million dollars to Planned Parenthood.

Richelle Mead believes that strong female leads don't have to be violent in order to be strong.

We also absolutely loved visiting Charleston (can you imagine going to College of Charleston?) and agree that we do NOT like standing in lines.

Anyone else go to YallFest?

Posted by:  Sheri and Pam


  1. Would you go back again? Charleston is one of my favorite places in the U.S - add a bunch of amazing YA authors and other fun bookish events and it doesn't get much better than that but when I went the year before so many events were overlapping and the lines were so long that I'm not really sure it was worth the trip - at least to do it again. It was definitely great to do once though.

    1. I love Charleston as well so that part of it was the best part, to be honest. As a book festival, it was just ok. Yes, long lines. The organization was definitely lacking. So while I will always want to go to Charleston, I would not go back for the festival. ~Pam

  2. I was interested in going but it just didn't pan out. Maybe next year. Looks beautiful and fun!

  3. So glad you were able to go! I thought about trying, but it just didn't work out with time off work this year. I've heard great things about YALL Fest though!

  4. Love the fun facts! I don't know who wouldn't crush on Valek from Poison Study. I think he was one of my first book crushes as an adult. :) So fun you got to go and thanks for sharing!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings