Libba Bray Gives Keynote Speech at ATBF12


Afternoon Kindle-ites! As I’m sure most of you know by now I had the GREAT pleasure of attending a wonderful event this weekend. Austin Teen Book Festival. And while most of it was exactly what I expected (this isn’t my first ballgame) 1 thing was not. Libba Bray.  Yes, I have read Libba’s work. Her books are awesome! But like most books I read, I read it for the book (the story)…not the author. This will NEVER be the case again when it comes to Libba. Now I will read her work because she inspires me. (It’s just a convenient bonus that her books rock!)  And, it is my great hope that after you watch her AMAZING keynote speech she will inspire you too.  I will be posting media all week from the event, but for now…here is a little about my newest girl crush.


 Libba’s Keynote Speech


Part 1


Part 2


Part 3



About Libba

 Libba Bray is the New York Times bestselling author of The Gemma Doyle trilogy (A Great and Terrible BeautyRebel AngelsThe Sweet Far Thing); the Michael L. Printz Award-winning Going BovineBeauty Queens, an L.A. Times Book Prize finalist; and The Diviners series. She is originally from Texas but makes her home in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, son, and two sociopathic cats.  You can find her at…oh, wait. You already did. Nevermind—you are a genius!


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Festival Pictures
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Libba’s Work


About Misty

Your friendly neighborhood narcissist. I'm sarcastic, cynical and a bit cranky. I own a soap box so big that sometimes I have difficulty stepping down off of it, and I'm about 94% certain I have multiple personalities. I don't sleep enough, and I read more than any person should ever consider normal. I have anger management issues, especially when I'm stuck in traffic and I have an unhealthy obsession with my Kindle. I am a vampire lovin', zombie obsessed, book-in-hand, iPod freak. You either love me or hate me. You be the judge.