Tahereh Mafi actually broke the mic when she was talking about how her mom reacted to Destroy Me because she IS Beyonce and had been lip syncing the entire time.
Brodi Ashton and Nikki (from the Everneath series) have been in couples' counseling for awhile.
Cynthia Hand took tons of pictures of a laundry room in Stanford's dorms during the research for Boundless.
Cynthia Hand actually visited Jackson Hole high school twice. The first time she went, she wasn't a published author yet, so no one knew who she was. Therefore, the principal had to coerce the kids to talk to her.
When Veronica Rossi started the Never Sky series, her husband had to inform her that Perry could only tear up once per book. Now writing for Perry comes as easily to her as writing for Aria.
Brodi Ashton created a character for Everneath that didn't make it into the final cut. She was so determined to make her editor like this character that she gave the girl a mohawk and a nose-piercing... it still didn't work, and considering I already forgot the character's name, it's probably for the best... sorry Brodi!
Cynthia Hand had a disagreement with her editor about how Boundless should start, and it resulted in the novella Radiant.
Tahereh Mafi feels that the best part about being an author is being able to live the pantless lifestyle.
Everneath in five words or less, according to Brodi Ashton: "Girl follows boy. Gets screwed."
The first book Tahereh Mafi ever wrote was about a girl with magical purple eyelashes.
Oh, and my personal favorite moment of the evening... Tahereh Mafi recognized me from Twitter!
Here are some pics of the evening: