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.

Sherrilyn Kenyon, speaking at BookMarks Festival

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.

Kay Hopper at BookMarks Festival book signing

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.

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Posted on September 10, 2012, in Bookswagger and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I wish i was able to make it!


  2. Seriously I just squeed out loud in the office – a Dark Hunter TV SERIES…OMG, Glad you had such a good time! Looks like fun!


  3. I know! I can’t wait I hope it doesn’t disappoint sad we have a two year wait.


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