It’s finally fall in the city, which means it's raining. But, the news isn't all dreary. I’m happy to report that after a hiatus of a few years, Seattle Bookfest is back! I’m so glad that people in the most literate city in America are working to put on the festival next month.
Why is Seattle so book crazy? Maybe it’s because we have so much rain – and when I say rain, I mean consecutive days of steady drizzle. When it pours, Seattleites love to cozy up with a giant latte and a cup of coffee. This is not a stereotype, guys. It’s the real deal. Of course, we’re also known as people who love the outdoors. We have hiking, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, and sailing right within a short drive of the city, and you will always find people biking and running in the rain here. Crazy, crazy, wet people.
Even Harper gets tired of the rain. She stares out the window at the endless droplets wishing the sunshine-loving birds would come back to perch outside on the wires.
Anyway, Bookfest is going to be a really cool mix of workshops, readings, signings, etc and it goes for a whole weekend, October 24-25.
Does your city have a book festival? If it doesn’t, who would you love to see at your fantasy bookfest?
Never Cry Werewolf – HarperTeen September 2009
The Clearing – April 2010