Netherlands YALFEST recap + pics!

Last week I had the pleasure of traveling to the Netherlands courtesy of my Dutch publisher, Unieboek Spectrum, for their second annual Young Adult Literature Festival (YALFest, not to be confused with the United States' YALLFest!)

My Dutch readers are AMAZING! I got to schmooze with some contest-winners on board a canal boat tour (complete with cupcakes), meet booksellers at a meet-and-greet, and be interviewed by Dutch press and bloggers at my publisher's office. Sunday was the grand festival, where 500+ readers joined authors Lesley Livingston, Veronica Rossi, Victor Dixen, Gina Showalter, David Arnold, Donna Frietas, Amy Ewing, and myself for a day of panels, signings, and a fancy dress party.

Thank you, Netherlands, for showing an author a great time!