All Roads Lead to the Virginia Festival of the Book

March 4th, 2010

Every time I turn around, there’s another connection in my bookish world to Charlottesville and/or the Virginia Festival of the Book.

The latest one came yesterday, when I went in to National Geographic’s Books Division to talk with a couple of editors about a new assignment. It just happens that both editors are UVA alums and one still lives in the area full-time. Our talk naturally turned to Charlottesville, and when we started talking VA Book, another colleague mentioned that National Geographic author Jag Bhalla would be appearing.

Well, I know Jag Bhalla, author of “I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears” as @hangingnoodles on Twitter! I’ve been corresponding with him for months now, but had no idea he’d be a VA Book panelist, too.

Now I’m ready to look through the entire author list and see who else I might know…I definitely encourage you to check out the amazing group that VA Book has gathered this year!


One Response to “All Roads Lead to the Virginia Festival of the Book”

  1. Sarah McCoy says:

    Dear Bethanne,

    I just (I know, it’s practically sacrilegious!) found your Book Maven Media blog, and I’m hooked. Being a Virginia author currently living in El Paso, your blog contains three essential elements that make me an instant devotee! 1) You’re talking about books!! 2) In the past few posts, you’ve blogged not just about Virginia but about Charlottesville, which I adore. (Wahoowa!) 3) You’re a strong female voice making tracks in the literary world.

    I don’t know how I haven’t found your blog before this. Have a blast at the Virginia Book Festival! It’s always such a wonderful time. I’m jealous and will live vicariously through your posts.

    Yours truly, Sarah

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