BookMarks Festival with Sherrilyn Kenyon and Kay Hopper
Saturday I attended the BookMarks Book Festival in Winston Salem, North Carolina. We had a blast and had the opportunity to hear authors Kay Hooper a native North Carolinian and Sherrilyn Kenyonspeak. The crowd was a mix of longtime fans, new readers, aspiring writers and festival fans.
Kenyon, spoke about her series, her up in-coming Chronicles of Nick movie and the Dark Hunter television series. She said they have a potential actor who would be perfect to play Acheron if things work out, the fans would find him a great fit and sexy (he comes with a British accent). She did promise the control freak in her would hold true to the vision of the books. I know as readers we hate when our favorite books are turned into movies and they ruin it.
Kay Hooper spoke about her break out novel Stealing Shadows that put her on the NY Times Best sellers list and what it is like being an author of over 70 books. Of course she told us about her love of the realistic paranormal and her fascination with psychics and mediums from an early age. When asked why she doesn’t just write paranormal she said because she does not feel she would bring anything new to the table. She also said when she writes she starts with the title then goes from there, she is not a plotter which I found very interesting.
Overall I had a great time and enjoyed having my book cover pictures signed as a digital reader and small apartment dweller I no longer have room for all the bound copies of their books. The ladies signed my pictures like the pros they are none of that non-hard copy backlash lol.