Posts Tagged: book signing

Dec 16
Meeting Neil Patrick Harris

Meeting Neil Patrick Harris

I’d like to say I was suave and didn’t forget my little speech I had planned to say at the moment I met actor Neil Patrick Harris. The reality is…I spaced! On Monday, October 20th, I attended the book signing at Barnes & Noble for Harris’ autobiography: Chose Your Own Autobiography. I didn’t know Harris was coming until I read an article on the Friday before the 20th and I hated calling the bookstore to see if there were any wristbands left for the signing. When I was given the yes there were still some left, I had to ask the all important question most bloggers have: could I get a second copy signed? Here is where I ran into a problem, no one I knew was available to go… Read more »

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Feb 19
A. G. Howard Book Signing Wrap Up + Giveaway

A. G. Howard Book Signing Wrap Up + Giveaway

On Friday, February 7th, A. G. Howard was in town and there was a book signing. I wasn’t aware that the bookstore had a separate building for bookish events and was surprised at how dead it was. I browsed a bit and then Howard herself walked into the store and was told she was in the wrong location. So there she goes and I’m following her! Good thing it was in the same vicinity! On arrival I bought 4 copies: 2 of Splintered & 2 of Unhinged. The cashier mentioned she was a book blogger too, but I didn’t get a chance to get her blog name and exchange info. The highlight of the evening wasn’t only Howard, but meeting Danielle from Consuming Worlds! We’ve talked before and haven’t had… Read more »

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Dec 31
Deanna Raybourn Book Signing Wrap Up

Deanna Raybourn Book Signing Wrap Up

I’ve made no secret about loving Deanna Raybourn’s books and when I heard she was coming to Albuquerque to give a workshop for the LERA members in early November, I admit I was disappointed because I couldn’t afford the fee to attend the workshop. Then I noticed a local bookstore had her lined up for a book signing and score! I had reservations about taking all seven of her books to get signed, but another author said it would be okay. When I walked into Page 1, I was hauling all seven books in my Penguin tote (yup, the one I was given when the truck stopped) and one employee eyed me suspiciously. I bet they thought I was going to sell some books, but when I mentioned the book… Read more »

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Dec 29
David Morrell Southwest Book Fiesta Wrap up

David Morrell Southwest Book Fiesta Wrap up

I was clearing out files the other day and noticed I still hadn’t posted two book signing wrap ups and decided to get those posted during the last few days of December. The first one is David Morrell’s wrap up from his talk at the Southwest Book Fiesta (recap here). I grew up watching the Rambo films with my father since he really enjoyed them. I was aware of Morrell’s books, but never picked one up then I read a review for Murder as a Fire Art in an issue of Entertainment Weekly and was intrigued. I came across Thomas De Quincey before in class when I was in Glasgow and found him very interesting so when I read Morrell based his book on him, I knew I had to… Read more »

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Nov 06
Book Signing Tips

Book Signing Tips

Book signings are exciting! Not only do you get to worship ahem I mean meet the author who has brought joy into your life, but you get to connect with like minded people. If you’re like me, I had no idea what to expect at my first book signing! I was nervous, but when it was all over I was happy as can be. Now for big festivals or conventions (ie. BEA or ALA) the format might be different, but I do think you’ll be able to apply a few of these. Do • Call the venue ahead of time (especially if it will be held a bookstore or library) and inquire if you’re allowed to bring your own books. If so, ask them how many you’re allowed to have… Read more »

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Jul 13
Darynda Jones Southwest Book Fiesta & Book Signing Wrap Up + Giveaway

Darynda Jones Southwest Book Fiesta & Book Signing Wrap Up + Giveaway

I meant to post this wrap up of meeting Darynda Jones this past May in June but things were a bit hectic. I then decided since I was attending her reading of Fifth Grave Past the Light, I would wait to post the wrap up. I’m going to combine both events into one post. There’s a signed copy of Fifth Grave with swag up for grabs (sorry guys US / Canada only because of shipping). Southwest Book Fiesta wrap up can be found here. • Picked Albuquerque for the setting of her Charley Davidson because it’s an urban setting and she lived in the city for 7 years.  Plus it’s part of the whole write what you know advice. • Her Darklight trilogy ends in October when the third book… Read more »

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Jun 04
Southwest Book Fiesta Recap

Southwest Book Fiesta Recap

(LERA panel) On Saturday, May 11th I made my way down to the Convention Center for the first ever book festival in Albuquerque. I planned on attending Friday morning to see Robin Pernini’s panel, but unfortunately, I forgot I had a meeting I couldn’t reschedule. Saturday was a busy day with lots of author panels. The first was a discussion with Darynda Jones and I didn’t know what to expect. I know Traci from Mad Hatter Reads mentioned that Darynda was very nice. Before her panel, I had some time to kill and browsed one section where one author kept trying to sell me his books by asking me questions. So he’d say, “Do you know why we get the rule of thumb? No? It’s in the book.” Every response… Read more »

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Mar 05
Gillian Flynn Chicago Discussion of Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn Chicago Discussion of Gone Girl

I’m excited to welcome the lovely Rachelle B as today’s guest blogger! She was kind enough to attend Gillian Flynn’s discussion and book signing in Chicago. If you’re wondering, I’m the friend who sent the book. On 2/13/13 I had the opportunity to hear Gillian Flynn speak at the Harold Washington Library. I had never read anything by this author, but a friend of mine in New Mexico is a huge fan, so I figured I’d check her out. My friend ended up sending me a copy of Flynn’s newest book, Gone Girl, so I definitely had to go now. I’m so glad I did. Flynn is an entertaining and inspirational person. When asked when her interest in writing ‘darker’ books began, she told us that her very first short… Read more »

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Aug 15
Deborah Harkness Q&A

Deborah Harkness Q&A

On August 1, 2012, I had the honor of attending a reading & signing by author Deborah Harkness. I walked on clouds for weeks afterward. She read two sections from Shadow of Night & answered some questions regarding the series. She was very kind and I wish I had more time to talk to her, but there was a line behind me. Located below are the questions asked by those in attendance. Permission was granted by Harkness to post the q&a (thank you!). Some of the questions are phrased in a way that is meant for her to answer, but instead of “I” you’ll see them answered in third person. The reason for this is partly because of the way my notes were written. I was scribbling like crazy in… Read more »

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