|Photo courtesy of Sarah K!|
I am at a loss for words right now
(probably because I am dead tired, but also because !!!!) If you don't follow me on Twitter, then I shall inform you that I travelled to Livonia, Michigan on Friday to attend the Tor Book event that featured nine authors including Victoria Schwab and Susan Dennard at a Barnes & Noble.
This was a huge trek for me since I had to cross a border (it actually was pretty simple, just a super long drive). I was DETERMINED to go because I loved A Darker Shade of Magic and Vicious and I was super excited about Truthwitch so I wanted to meet it's creator! I especially wanted to go because I knew I would be able to also meet some amazing bloggers and because Elise Kova was going to be there too! It was like a meeting of all the best people I know in one place. Which for me is pretty convenient. Because it was January and it was a long drive, I roped my dad into making the trek with me just to be on the safe side (I didn't want to end up in a ditch on my own).
Friday morning arrived and we took off around 9:00am!
|Me + Earth's End = Love|
|Look at us!!!|
I saved one for Elise because I was SO EXCITED TO MEET HER IN PERSON. Elise came in with the other authors (cause she's sitting at the cool kid table now!!!!) and we hugged. It was glorious. She sat next to me because we're tight like that and she let me hold Earth's End so that was pretty chill. I have a running "joke" that Minister Victor in Air Awakens is the #ShadyMinister and secretly poisoning Vhalla with his tea, so she brought me some tea that you can only get in Florida because she's awesome.
Then the EVENT started.
|Photo courtesy of Sarah K!|
The Q&A lasted about an hour and then we got to get our books signed. Since I was just going for Susan and Victoria (sorry other authors! You all seemed great!) and had the luxury of being in the front row, I just snuck right up and got my stuff signed first(ish).
After that I moved over to the line for Victoria and was like super shocked that when I said my (real) name, she was like, "Oh you're Books and Ladders!" because ?????????? But I guess when you make inappropriate jokes on Twitter people remember you for that. So I was in awe of that because ??????????? and !!!!!!!!!!. We talked about how I'm SUPER EXCITED for AGOS and how much I loved Vicious (and that I read it the day before). She also gave me an extra Rhy card that is exclusive to the events to "make the internet happy" so watch for that :)
It was just such a fun event and I loved every second of it! Thank you to everyone who made this weekend special and shout out to my dad for coming with me so that if I got snowed in I wouldn't end up dead in a ditch. I have all these lovely signed books and if you head over to Books Are My Fandom, you can win a signed copy of Truthwitch!
My next event is the book launch for FIRSTS by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn! I am heading out to London, Ontario for that on Feburary 10th and will be sure to grab an extra signed book for you guys! I'll also have a recap post up for that one as well!