Saturday, September 5, 2009
Today was absolutely amazing!! I went to the Decatur Book Festival, I got to meet several wonderful authors. This was a first for me, in that I've never had my books signed by authors before or have ever had the chance to speak with them.
The morning started off early, some might argue a little too early (*cough*me*cough*) lol. It was so worth it, though, because we got the chance to eat breakfast with some really cool authors!
Vania, owner of Reverie Book Reviews, got a reservation for breakfast this morning and invited several bloggers and authors.
(From left to right)
Aimee Friedman author of Seachange
David Levithan author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Diana Peterfreund author of Rampant (who was nice enough to sign some bookmarks for me so I'll be adding those into my 50 follower contest) :)
On the left is Vania and on the right is Jennifer Jabaley author of Lipstick Apology. I have to admit, having never really sat down and talked to any authors before, I was a little intimidated, but everyone was so nice and down-to-earth. An Jen was so sweet, I'm so glad I got to meet her.
I am a HUGE fan of True Blood, and I'm on the second book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I was so excited that Charlaine Harris was there today. I couldn't believe how many people showed up to get their books signed! She was such a nice lady, dispite the number of people who showed up, she didn't rush through signings. She actually took the time to speak with us, as well as personalized our books. :)
I also got my copy of Shiver signed by Maggie Stiefvater. This is the first YA book I've read since Breaking Dawn, and I'm about half way through. I can't wait to finish it an post my review, I really like Maggie's spin on werewolves. It's a new look at what they are like, and what causes them to shift.
Labels: Book Festival