Friday, October 03, 2014

Orange County Children's Book Festival: Event Recap & Giveaway #OCCBF

Book Event Recap!

I had a great time this year attending the Orange County Children's Book Festival for the second year in a row. I got to meet Kiersten White ^_^ and Michelle Madow, and many others!  Mary @ Bookhounds has a beautiful recap and videos of the event! Check it out HERE on her youtube page. I didn't record or take more pics, bc my phone was low battery at the event, :c oops! But I'm including the pics I did take.

I got tons of books, bought three Kiersten White books, and Michelle Madow's The Secret Diamond Sisters. She said, this book is made for you! (Since my name is Diamond). She was eyeing my badge (see below) because I think she thought I was joking when I said my name was Diamond >.< I gotta say, it felt great to don my very own press pass as a Blogger! It was great meeting Mary @ Bookhounds, and I also met the blogger behind Pen and Musings, Joylene. I really hope to see these ladies more, now that I know we live pretty close to each other.

Left: Stacia Deutsch (Book of Life movie tie-in), Pranav Puttaparthi (Escape the Dimension), Dani Dixon (13)

Reading from Endlessly (3rd book Paranormalcy series)
Also showing her new release, Illusions of Fate.
*When asked (by me) about a possible sequel to Illusions of Fate, Kiersten said she is planning to do a spin off (I suggested one for Eleanor's!) She said she'd love to do it, after a she does her contracted books first, of course. Fingers crossed!*

Michelle Madow 
Reading from Secret Diamond Sisters
(This excerpt made me want to read the book!)

Authors Not Pictured: (due to phone battery death): Derek Taylor Kent (Scary School: The Northern Frights), Gretchen McNeil (Get Even, 3:59), Jessica Love (co-author of Push Girls), Rebecca Taylor,

I'm doing a giveaway :e it will include at least 1 (maybe 2-3) MG / YA books and tons of great swag from Michelle Madow, Claire Legrand, Scholastic, and more. Its mostly MG, with a few YA authors tucked in too. I'll be choosing a few items from the picture below (books from the left pile, NOT Kiersten White), and swag (mostly pictured)


US only
-middle grade book from Scholastic (2014)
-Signed swag
-Other goodies!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.


  1. Sounds like you had a great time, Diamond! And :O an Illusions of Fate possible sequel?! That sounds AMAZING!

    1. I KNOW right?! I'd love a sequel or a spin off from Eleanor's POV. :tup!

  2. Wow -- what a great event. I thought the Secret Diamond Sisters was really fun -- hope you enjoy it!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. Hey,

    You have a really lovely Blog with interesting Stuff on it! Do you want to support each other and follow via GFC?
    If yes tell me and i follow you back, Honey :)

    Greetings from Germany

  4. Oooh what a fun event, and how awesome that you got to wear a badge with your blog name on it. I should do that for future book events huh? hehe

    1. Yeah it was so cool. I definitely felt like a special snowflake ;) heheh

  5. Ahh Michelle Madow!! I think that badge is so cute!!! I'm actually a new follower to your blog, so I'm looking forward to some more awesome posts! Also.. lovely blog design (I really enjoy looking at the colors). Follow back?

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz


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