I have a review of Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers trilogy that I need to post, but I'm going to do that tomorrow. Tonight, I'm going to gush about the author signing I went to tonight at Changing Hands in Tempe. It was wonderful! :) It was a panel of ladies consisting of Veronica Roth (Divergent, which I already reviewed), Aprilynne Pike (the Wings series), Ellen Schreiber (the Vampire Kisses series), and Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed).
Let me start out by mentioning that I didn't even know about this event until 3 o'clock this afternoon. I found out through Veronica Roth's Twitter (she tweeted me!), and decided I was going to do everything in my power to make it. I've never been to a book signing before and was desperately craving the experience. It was totally worth it.
All four women were smart, funny, and willing to answer any and all questions. I learned some valuable tips and tricks for writing, discovered some new books to read, purchased said books, and got them signed. I was freaking out internally the whole time, because it's always exciting when you get to meet people who've been successful in the field you're pursuing. Luckily, I managed to keep it together and not look like a total freak. :P
All in all, it was a wonderful experience and I can't wait to devour the new books I got. I received some much-needed motivation and will be getting back to my novel shortly. I so want to be a part of the YA community, and I'm going to do everything in my power to make it happen.
Off to admire my autographs some more! :D