Meeting the Author: Laini Taylor || MUSE OF NIGHTMARES Tour!

Going to see Laini Taylor was a bit of a whim. I’m currently transitioning jobs (my last day is today!), and I said I wouldn’t go unless I got this new job. Laini was in the Dallas area, which is a 3.5 hour drive as well.

Needless to say, I did get the job, and I did go see Laini Taylor as part of her Muse of Nightmares book tour. 🙂 It was a lot of fun, and I met a few people there as well, which really made it well worth it.

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Meeting the Author: Marie Lu || WILDCARD Book Tour

My oh my, can you imagine my shock when I learned that Marie Lu was coming to my neck of woods? Sure, we get authors but not many young adult authors, let alone big name ones. I had previously met Marie Lu during North Texas Teen Book Festival a few years ago, and then saw her again for her Warcross book tour. It was such a delight to be able to meet her again for the Wildcard book tour and to get my book signed!

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Epic Reads Fall Tour: Kendare Blake, Katharine McGee, & Sara Raasch

One of my favorite things to do as a reader is to meet authors. I think we can all relate, right? Living in the U.S., I’m fortunate enough to have authors visit areas around me. I know that’s not the case with many other countries, so I try to go as many author signings as I can. Epic Reads has brought some great authors to my city. In the spring I met Julie Murphy, Becky Albertalli, and Katie Cotugno in a panel-like author visit. This time it was a round-table event, where we all sat in a circle and could talk one-on-one with the author. I like how these feel so personal.

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North Texas Teen Book Festival 2018

Oh my gosh, guys/gals/friends! I could not have been any happier with this year’s North Texas Teen Book Festival! It’s such a joy to be able to attend this book festival for the third year in a year, and I must say that this is the best one I’ve attended so far!

I attended with my best friend Calye, and we went in with a game plan this time. Last year we both got overwhelmed due to all the craziness and there just being a lot of people but this year, we faired much better. We also met Mary over at Fox and Wit and boy did we make a team!

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2018 Houston Teen Book Con (& more)!

Hey, all! I meant to write this post earlier but then got…distracted. 😅

For the first time I attended the Teen Book Con in the greater Houston area during my spring break. It was a 7+ hour trip in the car, so kudos to my husband for driving the entire time and dealing with all that traffic! 🙃 Besides being a spring break trip, this was actually my husband’s birthday gift to me. I had such a great time, too, so I’m really glad I had the chance to attend.

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Meeting the Author(s): Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

I’m not definitely back from my hiatus, and the more I think about it, the more I think it’ll continue on for a few more weeks for ~reasons~ other than vacation now, lol. But anyway, that’s not the point of this post!

Last week I drove to Texas to attend the Obsidio book tour with authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! It took place at a gorgeous, two-story Barnes and Noble and wow, was it a great crowd! I knew I couldn’t miss going to this because 1) It was the first weekend of my spring break, so HELLO, what a way to celebrate, 2) when would these authors ever be near me again (let alone half-way across the world considering they’re Australian!), and 3) the event was moderating by the lovely Mary over at Mary Had a Little Book Blog!

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1st Annual Oklahoma Teen Book Con!

I am always and forever late posting recaps of these events, but hey, something is better than nothing, right?! (Or maybe that’s what I keep telling myself? Haha.)

Anyway! Oklahoma hosted its very first teen book con (festival?!) a few weeks ago, and so of course I was crazy excited! And then even more so when Maggie Stiefvater’s book tour for All the Crooked Saints would stop at the con! Was it possible that I could meet one of my favorite authors for the second time in the same year? The answer was yes! Haha.

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I Met Marie Lu and WOW!

You know, there’s just something different about going to a book festival or convention versus going to an author’s book signing/book tour. I feel like the book tour atmosphere is a lot of different–less rushing and hurrying, no time to converse. So while I met Marie Lu a year and a half ago, I felt like it was so rushed. So when she went on tour for the release of Warcross and came to a city near me, I knew I had to go. How could I not? Not only was Warcross one of my most anticipated releases for 2017, I also have all of Marie’s other books signed and Warcross completes my collection. 🙂 (That is, until she releases another book but you know… 😉 )

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