Grapevine hosted this year’s Book Bonanza and the charity event gathered 170 plus authors according to a Dallas Morning News article from July 6. They say,
“After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, Book Bonanza 2022 is back, connecting authors with their adoring fans.
Founder Colleen Hoover said Tuesday that she appreciates the authors who committed to the three-day event, which starts Thursday at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine.
“We’ve got people who fly in from all over the country [and authors] who normally don’t do signings planning to be here,” Hoover said.
Book Bonanza 2022 will draw more than 2,000 attendees from around the world to meet more than 170 writers all for charitable causes. The event has been sold out for months. If you were lucky enough to score a ticket, the event features food trucks, panelist sessions, signings and parties.
The event was deeply appreciated and celebrated by different attendees who couldn’t hold back their delight and joy with the huge comeback of Book Bonanza. One of the authors who attended, Kandi Steiner, posted her experience. In it she say,
“I kept saying it all weekend long, but this event truly felt like a family reunion. Like coming home! It was so heartwarming reuniting with author friends and readers alike, and getting to meet so many NEW friends.
I loved looking around the room at all the smiles and the hugs, hearing the laughter and squeals of delight, feeling the joy just radiating off every human being there.
I have so much gratitude to share, so many people to thank for making this weekend amazing.”
Another author, Danielle Pearl, also took delight in the event and opted to direct all her profits to an organization. She said in a post,
In light of recent developments, I’ve decided to donate 100% of my net profits from book sales from this event to @fundtexaschoice.
Sarah Robinson, known for her books online, also expressed her joy in a Facebook post. She said,
“I won’t be able to do justice to all that #BookBonanza22 was in one caption, but I’ll say two things that meant a lot to me:
1. Thank you Colleen Hoover for agreeing to include sexuality diversity this year when I blew up your DMs begging for a Love is Love panel. It was so meaningful and impactful and the number of readers who came up to me all weekend saying they’ve been searching and can’t find for diverse sexuality reads was overwhelming. We need to allow more real representation in our books!!
2. I met sooo many readers from my Facebook group or who say they follow me on social media and how much my posts mean to them. So many people praying and asking about Norah and so many people thanking me for people raw and authentic here and everywhere. It can be really hard to put myself out there every day and it’s so affirming to hear the positive impact it has on others.”
For next year’s Book Bonanza, the ticket selling will be on August and it is already anticipated that the tickets will sell out quickly due to the huge success of the recent Book Bonanza in Grapevine.