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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Decatur Book Festival, Here I Come!

Hi All!

What are you doing over Labor Day weekend this year? How about a trip to Decatur, Georgia for some literary delights? With categories ranging from fiction to journalism, food & cooking to feminism, the Decatur Book Festival will have authors and literature in attendance for every reader.

I'll be on the Children's Stage, which will also host lots of folks you've heard of~ Jeanne Birdsall (The Penderwicks series), Ingrid Law (Savvy, Scumble, and the upcoming Switch), Adam Gidwitz (Dark and Grimm series), Gennifer Choldenko (Al Capone series, Chasing Secrets), Rodman Philbrick (The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg and Freak the Mighty), and lots more! (full children's author list HERE)


One month from today, on Sunday, September 6th, I'll be on the Children's Stage with MEG CABOT (!!!), author of The Princess Diaries and many other books. I just read her new MG Princess Diaries spinoff, From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess and loved it. Here's some information about our session:

Happily Ever After
Children's Stage at Decatur Recreation Center presented by Decatur Education Foundation

Sunday, 3:45-4:15

Sometimes, life takes unexpected twists and turns! Meg Cabot (From The Notebooks of a Middle School Princess) and Jessica Lawson (Nooks and Crannies) weave tales of ordinary girls finding extraordinary adventure!

Session Link: https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/view/5571c5c729b076a6559ad505

Full Children's Stage Schedule:https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/sessions/index/venue:555f31f4171201f16269c735

Festival Website: https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/

Hope to see you there!


  1. Congratulations! Have a great time. BTW: I read your wonderful book, Nooks & Crannies, and will be reviewing it soon.

  2. Congratulations! Have so much fun, Jessica!

  3. I SO want to go to this festival some day! This one, and Y'All Fest in Charleston. Have tons of fun!! And maybe get a few pics... *fingers crossed* ;)

    1. Y'All Fest sounds fun! I'll try to get some pics~ I'm the only person I know with a flip phone (with a really bad camera), so I'll need to make sure I don't forget a camera.

  4. Wow, what a wonderful opportunity! Congratulations and soak up all the wonderful extras-- like being in the company of all those fantastic authors, of which you are now one!! I have a trip planned to GA next weekend--bummer, I scheduled it too soon :-) Oh, and I'm reading Nooks and Crannies, too. Great second book...

    1. Sorry you won't be coming during the book festival, but have fun in Georgia! And thank you for reading N&C! :)

  5. What a great opportunity. And if they have a rule against selfies, just go for it. The most they can do is set the dogs on you.

  6. Cheers to you! How exciting! I wish I could be there - you'll be on the east coast, but not quite close enough. (and I'll be at a soccer tournament). I wish you much luck and fun. We hope you'll share about your experience here on the blog. ;)

  7. I'm thrilled for you! What an amazing opportunity to sell some books and meet some terrific people. Hope you have a great time!