2012 Texas Book Festival Photo Report

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

This week’s highlight was the Texas Book Festival in Austin.

Bethany Hegedus hosted the Children’s-YA author/moderator party at The Writing Barn.
Stephanie Pellegrin, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Nikki Loftin. Photo by Bethany Hegedus.
Donna Bowman Bratton & Shelli Cornelison
Kelly Bennett, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Liz Mertz, Liz Garton Scanlon
E. Kristin Anderson
Cinda Williams Chima & Katie Bartow of Mundie Moms
Shelley Ann Jackson & Professor Sharon O’Neal of Texas State University

Vanessa Lee & Sean Petrie
Micheal Grant & Paolo Bacigalupi
Winifred Conkling & Greg Leitich Smith
Amy Rose Capetta & Salima Alikhan
Roasting marshmallows around the fire.
Greg with Gary Schmidt at Anita Silvey‘s presentation.
Greg was a featured author for Chronal Engine (Clarion, 2012).
Penguin sales rep Jill Bailey
Kelly Bennett in action
Phil Yates
Rebecca Stead & Margo Rabb
Chris Barton & Jennifer Ziegler
Kinky Friedman, Elaine Scott & Jo Whittemore

Back row: R. Gregory Christie, E. Kristin Anderson, Don Tate, Roger (Jo Whittemore’s husbanf), Liz Garton Scanlon; front row: Greg Leitich Smith, Jen Bigheart, K.A. Holt, Sean Petrie

Amy Rose Capetta & Samantha Clark
Rob Scotton & Dave Wilson (Nikki Loftin‘s husband)
Jenny Han
Andrea Cremer, Jennifer Ziegler, Shana Burg
Bethany Hegedus & Jon Sczieska
Roland Smith at The Driskill Hotel

And there are a few more photos to come!

Cynsational Notes

Texas Book Festival Photos by Greg Leitich Smith from GregLSBlog and Texas Book Festival Report by Don Tate. See also It’s a Wrap: Austin Comic Con 2012 by P.J. Hoover from Roots In Myth.

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