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I'm a total bookworm and a romantic at heart. I'm also a little bit of a paranormal nerd so I absolutely love books that are about creatures of the night and allow me to submerge myself into a world of fantasy.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Decatur Book Festival

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.


  1. Erotic Horizon said...
    Oh that looks like such a fantastic outing..

    And a first for you - I am so pleased the day was all that you wanted it to be...

    "Shiver" - yup I can't hear to hear what you think of it....

    Thanks for sharing this with us..

    Mary said...
    Great post, Danni. How fun to meet authors of books you're familiar with. I liked all the photos!
    Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...
    You met Maggie! How very very very cool. I'm seriously jealous.
    JennJ said...
    OMS hon how exciting and I LOVEEEEEE Charlaine Harris's books! She's an amazing writer and how cool that you got to meet her! I so hope to some day! I'm so glad to hear that she's a nice lady in person as well that is always good to hear! :) Big congrats on meeting the other authors as well it sounds like you had a fabulous time!

    And wanted to let you know that you have a blog award waiting for you over at my place! I hope you like!!! And I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!!!!!

    Patti said...
    Great pictures! Looks like you had a good time, and to meet Charlaine Harris - cool!
    Diana Paz said...
    It looks like you had an incredible time! There's something so exhilarating and unique about meeting an author, especially one whose work you love!

    Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...
    Wow, looks like you had an amazing time...so jealous ;)

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