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… 😉 )
I had an amazing opportunity to meet 4 fabulous YA authors a few weeks ago, and I’m finally sitting down to write a blog post about it. Writing about these types of events are some of my favorites. Meeting an author whose work(s) I really enjoy is like meeting a celebrity for me–they are celebrities to me. 😛
This is the second year a row that I’ve had the change to attend the North Texas Teen Book Festival in Irving, TX, which is a small suburb of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I enjoy the DFW area every time I visit. The past two years I’ve managed to find a hotel mere minutes away from where the convention is actually held, which makes me happy. 🙂
This year, the festival had over 80 (!!!) MG and YA authors, and I was overjoyed to see that many authors I admired would be there! Another great thing about the festival this year is that they had publishing houses there, so that means Epic Reads, Fierce Reads, and Penguin’s First in Line was also there. It was such a fun experience, and I felt like a true book blogger because I managed to snag some ARCs from the tables. 🙂
Ah! Finally time to write about another lovely and wonderful author meet!
If you haven’t been keeping up, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to meet Sabaa Tahir, Sarah J. Maas, and Leigh Bardugo all within a three week timespan last month. I wrote about all those experience and now I’ll conclude with Leigh. It’s sad but amazing at the same time because these three authors were within a 2 hour vicinity and how can you not?!
I am super delayed in writing this post since it’s been nearly 3 weeks since I saw her but here I am! 🙂
I’ve been a fan of SJM since I read Throne of Glass some time last year. While I wasn’t overly excited about A Court of Thorns and Roses, I’ve been told I need to hold on and read A Court of Mist and Fury before I judge that series so… I’ll do that…eventually. 😛
I traveled to Watermark Books in Wichita, KS to see Sarah for her Empire of Storms tour. It’s a cute, local, independent bookstore in the city with a cute little café attached to it.
Truth, guys, truth.
No one ever comes to my neck of the words! Seriously, like ever! So when I saw that Sabaa would be in town, I literally shrieked at my husband, who then proceeded to give me a funny look. Whatever, Husband. You don’t know my excitement.