Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Book Signing!

Yesterday (August 24) I went to a book singing at an indie bookstore called Book Passage. It's a really cute bookshop!
The authors that were signing were:
Malinda Lo (Author of Ash)
C. Lee McKenzie (Author of Sliding on the Edge)
Sarah Quigley (Author of TMI)
J.A. Yang (Author of Exclusively Chloe)
Cheryl Renee Herbsman (Author of Breathing)

This was an incredibly awesome book signing! First, somebody who worked at the bookstore introduced the authors. Then, there was some "Forced Mingling". We split up into 5 groups and each group got an author. In the my group we introduced ourselves and told each other who we were. The author that joined us was Sarah Quigley.
Normally when I go to book signings, I am really shy and don't really talk to the authors ( I am really shy in person). At this signing, I surprisingly talked to people.
I liked it because it was serious, but relaxed.
So, now its picture time!

In the above picture, here is the people (listed from left to right): C. Lee McKenzie, Cheryl Renee Herbsman, Me, Sarah Quigley, Malinda Lo, and J.A. Yang.

Above are the books I got from the signing. Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman which I have already read and I loved it and Exclusively Chloe by J.A. Yang which I have yet to read.
SWAG!!!! Haha. So after the event, a few of the authors were giving out some swag! From Cheryl Renee Herbsman, I got 2 Breathing bookmarks. From Malinda Lo, I got two Ash book cards (one of which is signed). And, from J.A. Yang, I got a business card.

This book signing was awesome! It was one of the best I have been to.
All the authors are amazing!


Anonymous said...

How awesome! I would love to go to one of these some day but not a lot of authors come to Canada. :(

Cheryl Renee Herbsman said...

Love this post :) It was so great to meet you, Zoe! Thanks for coming all that way!

Kelsey said...

I went to the Book Passage when I was in San Francisco! It's the one in the Ferry Building right? I was there that last day I was in SF, that had lots of signed books.

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Ellie said...

I'm so jealous!!