What a fabulous time!
I don’t even know what else to say. This was my second year attending and my mind was blown away. From the organization of the event to the attending authors and readers, OUAB is becoming one of my favorite events to attend.
Let me start by saying how amazing the venue is. Frankenmuth, Michigan, if you’ve never been there, is gorgeous. The hotel OUAB is held at, the Bavarian Inn and Lodge is breathtaking. The meeting space is very well kept and clean. Everything about the venue and the town will have your mouth hanging open just a little.
So, in the spirit of seeing all the town has to offer, and I had some company this year (my son), we took a little stroll over the covered bridge, walked the shops and bought a few keepsakes. Normally, I don’t bring Nic to these events. They can be boring for a pre-teen but he LOVES the Percy Jackson novels and since there was a “God & Goddesses” theme to the event, he was really excited. So we bought him a Caesar costume for the ball (yes, there is an annual ball every year, each with their own theme) and packed him a bag.
His excitement grew when a few days before the event rolled around he learned that the hotel has the largest arcade in the mid-west, putt-putt mini golf, and so much more for kids. (All I could think about it how much money he’s going to waste playing games – I was right!)
So we had a gorgeous venue, an amazing event, some mother-son time… what could make this any better?
All I can say is WOW!
So many kind words about my books. I met a ton of people who knew my name (which always surprises me). I even had the opportunity to meet a few readers that I’ve connected with over the years that I now consider friends.
It. Was. AMAZING!
So, what the moral of this post?
YOU NEED TO ATTEND #OUAB19.
More information will be up on the website in a few weeks but here’s what I know for sure…
Dates: July 19 & 20
Same location – Bavarian Inn & Lodge, Frankenmuth, Mi.
2019 Theme – COMIC BOOK HEROES
No, you don’t have to come dressed up but it’s more fun if you do. I can’t wait to see who everyone is going to be, hang out with my friends and hopefully have my son with me again, as well as my husband!
Mark your calendars friends! The countdown has begun for next year. A little over 11 months so I guess I better write some new books to share with everyone. 😉
I’m off to recover from my #eventhangover.
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PSSSST… I may have learned a little about hashtags this weekend. The panels (forgot to mention those) were amazeballs!