Texas Book Festival

I live in Austin, TX and this time each year, for the past 20 years, the Texas Book Festival has been held in downtown Austin in and around the Capitol building. It’s a fabulous event, featuring more than 300 authors, music, cooking demonstrations, lots and lots of books and throngs of book lovers. The only thing I dislike about it is that I can’t be in 3 places at once and see everyone. This year, the weather was a 10, which helped, as much of it is held outdoors. I was lucky enough to catch Margaret Atwood; actor Taye Diggs, who’s authored a children’s book, Mixed Me; literary author, Johnathan Lathem; graphic novel author and illustrator, Adrianne Tomine; author of the Lemony Snicket books, Daniel Handler, and my favorite local author, Phoebe Fox, author of the Breakup Doctor series. All smart, witty and open about their writing process and their careers. Just sad that it’s over. Will start marking off the days until next year!photo 1-2 photo 2-2 photo 3-2