Blink Authors Loved ALA

Blink was excited to have a booth and authors participate in ALA Annual. From panels, to author signings, it was our pleasure to have the chance to meet so many wonderfully passionate book people!

Here’s what our authors thought about ALA:


“The most heart-wrenching part of ALA was when a blogger told me NO PLACE LIKE HERE made her cry because it reminded her of how she grew up. I was touched that a character I wrote made her feel something so strongly. I also loved meeting other wonderful writers, including the Blink crew, and the amazing Julia Whelan and Raina Telgemeier. A great experience all around!”  –Christina June, author of NO PLACE LIKE HERE, EVERYWHERE YOU WANT TO BE, IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE

“Being the first ALA Conference I’d attended, I was blown away by everyone’s enthusiasm and camaraderie. My favorite part of the conference was connecting with so many librarians, teachers, bloggers, and readers over our shared passion for good books and making them accessible to all readers. And of course, I loved hanging out with the Blink team and fellow authors—a fun and genuine group of people I felt honored to be among.”  -Kimberly Gabriel, author of EVERY STOLEN BREATH releasing on November 5, 2019.

“The ALA Annual Conference was an amazing experience! It was a weekend filled with incredible panels, wonderful speakers, and meeting fantastic teachers, librarians, students, and readers. It was truly inspirational to be among such passionate, insightful, and creative educators. I loved every minute of it!” -Lauren Mansy, author of THE MEMORY THIEF releasing on October 1, 2019.

“Between hanging out with fans and being on a panel about Fierce Females in YA literature, I loved attending ALA and interacting with librarians, bloggers, and others who are working tirelessly to get books into the hands of readers.” – Annie Sullivan, author of A TOUCH OF GOLD and TIGER QUEEN, releasing on September 10, 2019.

A special thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth and left with an ARC (to two)! We hope you enjoy the books. Remember, you can pre-order TIGER QUEEN, THE MEMORY THIEF, and EVERY STOLEN BREATH now!!

About Blink YA Books:

Blink brings true stories and fiction to YA readers. The literature published by Blink is a positive reflection of what is inspiring and heartening while maintaining a tradition of imaginative and exciting storytelling that will bring readers to the edge of their seats, immerse them in a heartrending love story, or engross them in a story of a life well-lived. Readers will see themselves in all facets of Blink’s literature and will find new levels of entertainment that enrich and uplift.

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