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4.17.2010

Maggie Stiefvater Signing!

I had the pleasure of attending a book signing today that featured the very talented Maggie Stiefvater (Ballad, Lament, Shiver, Linger). I was also pleased to be introduced to two other authors from the YA realm that attended with Maggie, Carrie Ryan (The Dead Tossed Waves)  and Jackson Pearce (As You Wish). The girls were very entertaining, and surprising some parts were almost like stand-up.  Carrie Ryan really impressed me with her brains, Maggie with her wit, and well Jackson seemed to be the youngest of the group so a bit of the, well, comic relief.

Scoop that I picked up. Maggie mentioned that she is toying with a 3rd book to follow up Lament and Ballad. There will not be any ARCs for Fovever! *sob*

The signing was at Octavia books, which was a very cool little bookstore Uptown.  As an added bonus I got to meet Patti from Book Addict my fellow New Orleanian book blogger. Very cool...and I spent a fortune. I'll post In My Mailbox next to "Show-Off" my loot.

Carrie Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth & The Dead-Tossed Waves told us that there will be a third book in her series and that she will have a few short stories released this summer, including a piece in a Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology. Sounds interesting.

Maggie, Jackson and Carrie gave us some insight into characters that were hard to write and the characters that were most like themselves. Maggie was actually surprised when the crowd answered that James was the character that was most like herself. She said that rarely happened, most people said a lot of her other characters.  What was the funny thing though, and you can't see it in this picture is that Maggie's left hand was covered in writing, and little notes. Which could be what clued most in to who she related with.

There is Patti getting her book signed by Carrie. Hate to admit this, but I had the guts to do a little promotional business card slipping to Jackson and Carrie, but just didn't have the cojonas to slip one to Maggie, especially after she dropped the Forever ARC bomb. That means that release will be HOT. Hope you enjoyed my share!



Books by the above mentioned authors:
Lament: The Faerie Queen's DeceptionBallad: A Gathering of FaerieShiverLinger
The Forest of Hands and TeethThe Dead-Tossed Waves (Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2)
As You WishSisters Red

11 comments:

Jessilyn said...

wow that looks like so much fun i would have been in heaven

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

YES! Ive been practically beging for a 3rd book of fairie!

Book Monster said...

oooh sounds like a great time!! Glad you had fun XD

Karen said...

I'm getting Forest and DTW today for a b'day present to myself! & I'm really looking forward to Sisters Red.....

ParaJunkee said...

@Jess - it was really nice and it surprised me how much we were all laughing at them. I hope I enjoy the books, I think I'll probably like Ryan's, I'm still up in the air about Pearce.
@Frankie - yes I had to restrain myself form jumping up in the air and screaming "You F'ing Rock" when she said that. It was nothing solid though I think she has to talk her publisher into, but with her sales I don't think it will be hard, and then it can get those fans of Shiver to go back and read her faeries
@Book - thanks
@Karen - let me know what you think of Forest & DTW, I want to read but my TBR is out of control (an entire book shelf) so I don't know how quickly I will read it. I need to go on vacation to finish my reading. Hmmm...that sounds like a good idea!

The Book Vixen said...

How awesome you were able to go to the book signing! I don't know if I would be able to contain myself if I were ever to meet Maggie in person!

Patti said...

I had a great time! I wish I'd thought to take notes though as they did talk a lot!! I hope we can do this again *hint to authors - come to New Orleans!!!*

Mama Bookworm said...

Very cool! I wish I could have made it. It sounds like it was tons of fun. Maybe I’ll get lucky and they’ll come back again when my hubby doesn’t have to work.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Way cool. I'm totally jealous.

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

I LOVED Shiver and can't remember why I've been putting off reading Lament... I read an interview with Maggie that had me laughing so loud my husband asked what I was reading :)

I'm very jealous of your amazing book day!

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

sounds like a fun time and no clue about that maggie wrote on her hands like James. doesn't surprise me. if forever has no ARC its just has hot at Mockingjay(hunger Games)..so its a hot series.

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