Northwest Bookfest 2012 was held this past weekend in Kirkland, WA. The annual festival is a celebration of the literary arts, where readers, writers, publishers and authors can connect. It hosts workshops, panels, classes and author readings, with the purpose of encouraging people of all ages to cultivate a love of literature.
Yesterday I worked at the Pacific Northwest Writers Association booth with author and PNWA board member, J.D. Sullivan. What fun! Some amazing people attended the event, including the historical romance author, Gerri Russell, who taught a workshop on indie publishing. I also had the pleasure of meeting Ren Cummins, who writes a YA Steampunk series, and Karen Junker, the founder and executive director of Cascade Writers.
Thanks to all the people who signed up to become new members of PNWA. I am looking forward to seeing some of your faces at the upcoming events!