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YALLFEST in Charleston, SC | Simone Elkeles

YALLFEST in Charleston, SC

So here’s the deal, the last several weeks and months have been…BUSY!  I really had the best of intentions to blog every other week, but it just hasn’t been happening.  Here’s what I’ve been working on:

Most importantly, I’ve been working on the first book in my new series.  I can’t say much about it yet because my publisher and I are still working out some of the details.  I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to reveal the series and book titles in a post very soon!

I’ve also been very busy traveling.  I like going to new places and I LOVE meeting my fans!  Just in the last few months, I’ve been to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Ohio, and Charleston, South Carolina.  Thank you so much to everyone who came to see me at any of those events!  Without you, I wouldn’t be able to do what I love to do…write books!  By the way, if you want to know if I’ll be coming to a town near you, keep an eye on my schedule.

Hanging out with Matt de la Peña and Gabriel Chavarria (Luis from the Chain Reaction book trailer) at the Vegas Valley Book Festival.


I’m headed back to Charleston, SC this Friday where I’ll be participating in YALLFEST on Saturday (Nov 10).  I’ll be on two panels at 11 AM and 1 PM and I’ll be doing a signing at 2 PM.  By the way, I’ll be bringing some of the Fuentes Brothers posters with me, so be sure to come and get one!











Presented by Omnific Publishing

Alyson Noel (Immortals series), Elizabeth Eulberg (The Lonely Hearts Club), Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss), Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry), Jenny Han (Burn for Burn), Kathryn Williams (The Lost Summer).  Moderator: Andria Amaral


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Ellen Hopkins (Crank), Gayle Forman (If I Stay), Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry), Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss), Cate Tiernan (Immortal Beloved), Kiera Cass (The Selection)  Moderator: Kami Garcia  (Beautiful Creatures)


You can find out much more about YALLFEST at their website.


Finally, in the spirit of YALLFEST, I wanted to make sure I answered their interesting interview questions!

Who and what would you bring with you for the zombie apocalypse?

I would bring Marc Anthony because (I think) he looks like a zombie and he could protect me by helping me blend in.  Zombies don’t attack other zombies, right!?

If you could spend a week in any book world, which would it be?

Harry Potter!  Broomsticks, magic, delicious candies (although, I’ll try to stay away from the vomit-flavored ones!)

What is the best word (in any language) and why?

Yes…isn’t it obvious?

Who are you most excited to see at YALLFest?

The fans – they inspire me to keep writing even when I’m feeling stuck or down on myself.  I’m also excited to see English teacher Dennis Jolley, who is a huge supporter of mine!

What is your favorite flavor of pie?

Pecan…and, as I learned during my last trip to Charleston, you have to say it the southern way! (PEA-can)

10 Responses to YALLFEST in Charleston, SC

  1. Hillary says:

    soo excited for the new series!! can you please come to holland?!

    • simoneelkeles says:

      I would love to come to Holland, but it’s up to my publisher to invite me! What language did you read my books in? Thanks for being a fan!

  2. Julie Barnard says:


    I met you in the Starbucks of RWA Nationals in Anaheim and it was the highlight of my conference! You treat everyone like a friend. Thank you!


  3. ingvild says:

    omg i love your books, but i wonder, si ti movies of the books? please Answer this coment! 😉

  4. Anay says:

    I just have to say how much i love your books. 🙂 your books are amazing i stayed up till 12:30am finishing perfect chemistry.

  5. Aditi says:

    I loved each one of the book penned by you in all the three series.Best wishes for the new one.Can’t wait for it to come out!It was nice to know that you enjoyed your traveling.May happiness follow wherever you go.Greetings of the season 🙂

  6. Clara says:

    I love your books !!! Is there a movie for Perfect Chemistry ?

    Can you come in France ? 🙂

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