I get really excited for any kind of bookish events—especially author events! Book Club and I had the pleasure of going to our favorite local indie bookstore, Children’s Book World, where some really awesome female YA lit authors were at the event promoting some of their recent releases!
Authors in attendance were:
Kim, over at The Midnight Garden, was able to ask some great questions to get to know a little more about the authors—their past, present, and what’s in store for future titles the lovely ladies have written! While only having read Susan’s and Sarah’s stories, all authors have strong female characters and this is a trend that we are happy to see more of! I really enjoyed getting to know more about the authors and what had helped impact them to write. Finding out intimate details such as: personal stories woven into their character’s lives we’ve now read, the songs to help get the Muses of writing to bestow great words upon them, or just knowing their start of love of writing. Boys in biology or hearing about possible Justin Timberlake meets Indiana Jones fanfiction…Susan, yes I am looking at you and I love you even more for knowing this story now!
While, again, I haven’t gotten to read Liz’s and Tiffany’s work yet, I always feel like these events are similar to concerts. Sometimes you can listen to a song or a band’s work and you really enjoy them or you can’t stop listening to this one favorite track of theirs…but….there’s more to the band that you haven’t discovered yet. Seeing them LIVE and in person exposes you to a whole different realm and that’s why author signings like these are my favorite and are so eye-opening!
Each author was so relatable—Susan and Sarah’s banter was so refreshing to see because they are friends in real life and seem to have a great relationship which seems to boost their work and creativeness. All of the ladies made me feel like they’re able to simultaneously–write characters I love and swoon for, while wanting to grab a beer and hang out for movie marathons with!
Definitely excited to see and hear more about their releases which are slated for several dates in 2015!! *time can fly by please because these titles sound AH-MAY-ZING!*
Lastly, here are some photos from the event…again, Children’s Book World in Haverford, PA rocks! The staff are some of the best and they are so awesome for getting really fantastic YA authors available to sign and speak!
Next week hopefully I can get another post up because ALL HAIL STEPHANIE PERKINS WILL BE IN MY AREA!!! *CUE THE EXCITEMENT*
Linz aka The Kid xx