YALLFEST 2013 was FABULOUS y’all! If you didn’t make it, imagine one stop shopping for ALL your favorite books and getting to talk to all your favorite authors in one day.
And if you didn’t make it? We’re going to be giving away ALL 80 or so books we got signed by the authors while we were there. Watch this space in the next few months. And get your calendar cleared for YALLFEST 2014!
A really great article about YALLFEST came out in the Chicago Tribune today. Read it below here!
"YALLFest has doubled in size every year, and there’s no way we could have predicted that," said the irrepressible Stohl, chief YALLFest cheerleader who was on a mission to high-five as many attendees as possible.
"People come once because of the big names, but they keep coming back because of all the big feelings," said Stohl, noting that many authors pay their own way to participate. "There’s a powerful spirit to this festival — the only author-run festival in the country. We’re there for the kids, the readers.
"It’s all about the love. And maybe the pie."