|Waiting in line to meet the Smart Chicks. What an awesome group!|
When I walked into the library and saw row after row of chairs set up, I will admit I was a little taken aback. With my normal author signings being hosted by Not Your Mother's Book Club, I was used to smaller venues. But it sure was fun to see so many YA lovers packed into the library and made the event all the more hilarious.
The larger venue also meant that there were TONS of Northern California YA book bloggers there. I've only ever met a few, so it was very cool to see them all. We even posed for a group picture, although I unfortunately didn't get a copy of the picture. I'm sure it's out there in the blogosphere, though.
Even more fun, I was finally able to meet Vania from VLC Productions. Regular readers of my blog will know that I am a big fan of her book trailers (which are gorgeous). After following her work and talking to her on Twitter, it was awesome to be able to meet her.
|Alyson Noel (The Immortals series) and me.|
They didn't keep the mic all night long, though. Halfway through the event they put the audience into the hot seat with a game in honor of Sarah Rees Brennan, a smart chick who had just left the tour, called Marry, Shag Cliff. The basic idea of the game is that members of the audience pick one of the authors' books and choose who they'd marry, who they'd shag, and who they'd throw off a cliff. The resulting combinations were absolutely hilarious.
|My friend Connie from Not Your Mother's Book Club and me.|
Finally, we reached the tables and were able to meet all the lovely smart chicks. Most noteworthy for me were Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness) and Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead). I absolutely adore the authors' books and was so happy to finally get the chance to meet them.
What an awesome event!
|Finally meeting Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures)!|
|Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder) and me. Squee!|
P.S. Major props to Connie and her friend for taking all the above photos. My camera, like all technology, hates me and ate its battery. Thanks for saving the day, Connie!