Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Adventures in book signing

Those of you who know me know how much I LOVE meeting authors. I have been very fortunate the last few years to get to go to the conferences where authors come. Last night, though, hubby took me to Nashville (about two hours away) so that I could meet Melissa Marr. She is one of my favorite authors (she wrote Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, & Fragile Eternity) We got there early and I chatted with another book nerd about the different books we like to read.

It was advertised that Melissa was going to read but she did a question and answer session instead(that was ok! she answered so many questions). She is so personable! I really enjoyed hearing what she had to say on writing in general and about her books. I planned to tell her about a certain part in book three that I had to read twice because I misunderstood the intentions of one of the characters....but I was so befuddled that I forgot the character's name! (It's Sorcha) Throughout the talk she would grab a bracelet that had a jump drive with some extras and throw it into the crowd. I really really really wanted one of these....and ended up with one whacking me in the nose. :)
Afterward she signed copies of her books. I made one girl's day today when I gave her a personalized copy of Wicked Lovely. I wish I could buy books for people every time I go to signings. (maybe one day I'll be independently wealthy, then I will)

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Gina said...

Hey Sandi, that's awesome! When I was younger (no clue how old), I met Madeline L'Engle. It was life changing! She wrote in my copy of A Winkle in Time "To Gina - Tesser well"

I like to think that I did!

sandi said...

I love Madeline L'Engle books! that's so cool

Anonymous said...

Glad you went. Too bad we didn't get to meet! :(

Michelle Zink said...

You got to meet Melissa Marr!!!

*so jealous*

I'm SUCH a fan of her work.

And thanks you so very much for spreading the word about Prophecy! You're the best!