Hey Blogger Buds,
So I literally got back from an amazing event like, ten minutes ago, and I wanted to tell the world about how awesome it was while it's still fresh in my mind. If you forgot, it was Courtney Allison Moulton (Angelfire), Leah Clifford (A Touch Mortal), and Lisa Desrochers (Original Sin).
Right off the bat, this is the first signing I've attended in it's entirety. I'm usually late and/or have other stuff that night. BUT I made sure to leave early, so I got there a few minutes before the signing started. Let's recap in time stamps:
Note: I came with money, my copy of Angelfire, and no camera (because I'm a genius)
5:48 Get to Books of Wonder and
5:53 Finally decide to buy a copy of Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers.
5:54 Try to figure out whether to find a copy on the shelf, or take one from the gorgeous exhibit.
5:55 Take one from the gorgeous exhibit.
5:56 Wait on line.
5:57 Become a nervous wreck because I NEED A GOOD SEAT.
5:58 Buy book, get a good seat.
5:59 Go stalk Courtney, and talk about Cadan, Wellie, pancakes, and gerbils, while getting Angelfire signed (CAM remembered me!)
Note: 5:59-6:03 were some of the best minutes of my life.
6:04 Event starts
6:05 Courtney, Leah, and Lisa are introduced.
Note: I learned how to pronounce Leah's first name, as well as Lisa's last name. (Turns out it's not Des-roke-hers)
Note: I still can't pronounce Lisa's last name.
6:06-6:50 1)Lisa spoils the entire Personal Demons in a few breaths and reads the beginning of Original Sin. 2)Leah talks about A Touch Mortal, and reads an excerpt 3)Courtney makes pony jokes and reads from Angelfire
6:51:30 Yours, truly, asks the first one, to Lisa. "How did you write PD and OS in 6 weeks each?" Lisa answers "The characters write it themselves." Leah mentions spending several months. Courtney says how it was a NaNo and she had no friends.
6:54 Question: "Who was your favorite character to write?" Lisa: "Luc" Leah: "Like children, I don't pic favorites but...Luc." Courtney: "Ellie" (I think that's what she said. I don't remember!)
6:56: Question by yours, truly: "Why 17?" (All the girls in these 3 books are 17, and it was actually mentioned) Lisa: "17 year old girls are making big events over everything, so I like to give them something that's really big." Leah: "When your 17, you're nearly an adult, and you can make adult decisions, but no one lets you since you're still a kid, and you're somewhere in the middle." Courtney: "Ellie was originally 16, but that was a drop to young to be decapitating monsters."
6:58 Question: "Why write YA, and not dark, adult, urban fantasy?" Courtney and Leah: "I'm trying to connect with my inner teen." Lisa: "I haven't yet connected with my inner adult..."
7:01 Anymore questions? No? Let the signing begin!
7:01:30 Lisa: "Wait! I have stuff for question people!" Yours, truly, now has an awesome, comfy, PD shirt.
The signing was soooo much fun! There weren't so many people, so the lines weren't major, which was great. Everyone hesitated before standing up, but I just got up and walked right over to Lisa to get my book signed, tell her my favorite part, thank her for the shirt, and steal a few thousand bookmarks. (Don't worry! It's for you guys, my lovely readers!) (FYI my favorite part was in the beginning, when Frannie writes "Luke" and Luc corrects it.)
I went to Leah next, told her I hadn't been so interested in TM before, but I was definitely planning on getting now, took some bookmarks and moved on to...
Courtney! I love Leah and Lisa, but I spent the evening trying really hard not to fangirl over Courtney...and I told her this. We chatted for a while, but I stepped aside every now and then so others could squee over her as well. (Though no one was like me.) Of course, I took some bookmarks from CAM as well, and we discussed the awesomeness of Cadan. And cupcakes. (Apparently Cadan, with about 2 words, has a whole fan club. I'm definitely the leader, though.) Cadan plays a massive part in book 2.
I also helped Courtney with signing and putting bookmarks in books. (I helped with the bookmarks, not the signing. That I left to her.)
***By the way, CAM promised a giveaway of some ARCs next week, so don't go visit her blog later to enter, because Wings is Mine, all MINE.
Anyways, we chatted a bit, I hung out with all the authors and had a lot of fun.
If the three of them are going to be anywhere near you, go see them! They're awesome, and you'll have a BLAST (even if you go alone). They're hysterical as well, and amazing and I can'tstopsayinghowcooltheyare.
Anyway, that's the wrap-up!
Peace and events,