THE KATY’s 1st Book Convention (Great Lakes Book Bash)! GIVEAWAY

October 20, 2015 , In: Books , With: 4 Comments

I’m posting this later than I wanted to (I wanted to have a post about the GLBB last
week), but I am happy to say that I extremely enjoyed my first book conference! Luke and I arrived in Kalamazoo, MI around 5PM on October 10th after a four hour drive from our little piece of Wisconsin. We probably would’ve arrived a little sooner, but I had unknowingly checked the “avoid tollways” box on the GPS. Once we discovered WHY we were taking forever on getting out of Illinois and I perused the GPS settings…our trip went a lot faster. (Unchecking that little box save TWO HOURS of driving time…yikes)

When we arrived and checked into the hotel, I immediately  dropped Luke off in the the room and zoomed downstairs. Some fellow bloggers greeted me and signed me into the convention. These bloggers were just so welcoming and fun. I’ve never actually met other bloggers in person before!

{INSERT TACKLE HUG HERE} Then I was privileged to meet Author Casey L Bond in person. We had chatted online and I love her books, but it was quite the experience to meet her! She is such a Southern sweetie.

Rachel Brownell and Casey Bond put on quite the convention! It was awesome to see so many wonderful authors sharing the space with tables covered in books. I will admit I was a little shy and starstruck at first! After I got over my nerves a little, I introduced myself, handed out some business cards, and talked about books! Sigh. It was awesome.

The panels I attended were very informative and fun! I have pages of notes I still need to go through that will definitely help on my journey towards becoming a better blogger (and hopefully author)!

The party was great too! By this time, Luke and I were pretty tired, but it was fun to mingle and have a drink before going up to our room to watch Gotham and eat pizza KID-FREE.

I cannot wait until the next Great Lakes Book Bash in 2017! Miss you all.


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  1. Reply

    Sounds like it was a lot of fun.

    • Reply

      It was great! I highly recommend it. The next one is sometime in 2017!

  2. Reply

    It was my first time as well. Meeting authors and talking about their with them was a blast. Hope they have another one I can make it to.

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