If you didn’t catch Part 1 of this series: In June, I attended my second UtopYA Con in Nashville, TN. Dubbed “The conference with heart” by Publisher’s Weekly, it was truly one of the high points of my year. Since I was launching Once Upon A Lexicon the day after the conference, I walked around with a whiteboard in the exhibit hall and asked some of the authors just one question…
What is your favorite word?
Here is Part 2 of their answers!
I met Myra as I was strolling around the exhibit hall, and the covers for her Hourglass Series caught my eye. The covers, if you haven’t already seen them, feature photos by one of my favorite photographers, Lissy Elle, and I recognized her work immediately. I proceeded to buy the whole trilogy at once to make sure I got the matched set because they were so beautiful! Visit Myra’s website to see what else she is working on.
PK’s book Butterman (Time) Travel Inc. was one of my favorite purchases from my last UtopYA, so I came to UtopYA 2015 excited to purchase the sequel, Induction Day! I have a thing for Titanic stories, so I know I will love it. PK was so nice when she signed my book, and even gave me a copy of the series prequel novella, Diary of a Time Traveller, which I can’t wait to start.
Stacey is the award-winning author of the Mortal Enchantment series, and her word happens to be one of my favorites too! The covers of her books are absolutely beautiful, and I’m not sure if I told her, but I’m a little bit obsessed with her curly-haired cover model for Fragile Reign. He is pretty swoon-worthy!
I met Mindy last year when I purchased a copy of the first book in her Game of Heart series, Enchanted Heart. She was so funny and sweet in the panels I attended, and I was happy to see her back this year! I still have the cell phone pocket sticker she gave out as swag on the back of my phone (it looks something like this), and it was a lifesaver when I was out dancing in Nashville over that weekend. She’s quite the swag master!
A huge Thank You to the participating authors! Stay tuned next Tuesday for Part 3 of Whiteboard Confessions: UtopYA!