Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go to my first ever big author signing here in Seattle. It was so amazing and I got to meet some awesome authors. I pre-ordered most of my books from Amazon but picked up a few strays while I was there. I also got to meet my blogging bestie, Wendy at Bookscents. We met on twitter and chat all the time so it was awesome meeting her and attending this event together. Meeting a blogging friend is the best because we never run out of things to talk about so standing in lines didn't even faze me. I wouldn't have had nearly as much fun without her.
So I actually started my day off at Barnes & Noble where I picked up this super cute book bag and daily planner to be signed. I knew there was no way I could buy a book from every author so I bought this 2014 planner to have the authors I didn't have books for sign.
I felt like the event was really well organized and they had one big line that weaved through the room so you could stop at each author's table and get books signed, pictures taken and chat them up. All of the authors were super nice and really great! However, it was freaking hot in the room and I'm not very photogenic.
Me with S.C. Stephens. I got a copy of Thoughtless signed and she was really super nice.
Nicole Williams and I. I absolutely adore her books and I've read them all. I got a copy of Lost & Found and Near & Far signed. She was so sweet and she is really tall! I love her!
Colleen Hoover and I. Colleen was so super nice and I got a copy of Slammed as well as Hopeless for my blogging besties, Tonya & Danielle. She was also selling keychains and I picked up a Butterfly U keychain.
I haven't read any of J. Sterling's books yet but she was freaking awesome and a ton of fun so I grabbed The Perfect Game on Kindle and Audio when I got home and I can't wait to start.
Cora was so chatty and super amazing!! She signed so much stuff for us and she talked about her inspiration for the characters. She signed Losing It and Faking it for me as well as a copy of Faking It for my blogging bestie, Jessica. She also signed lots of swag and bookmarks.
Oh and look at the replica of Hamlet she had there. The cat even has an angry face!
This was my first big signing and I had a blast! I spent a crap ton of money on books and came home with a huge haul of books and swag but it was worth every. single. penny. My shoulder may disagree after I had to carry the books home but it was worth it.
Check out my super awesome haul! I've already organized them on my bookshelf. Hehe!