When you want to meet an author and they have an event, you go…right? Maybe it’s best to consider the venue a little more thoroughly. Kiersten White was part of the Teen Bookfest at the Provo Library. Okay. No problem, I like YA. No, not YA Bookfest…Teen Bookfest. She spoke about how teens are not “The Chosen One” like the novels they read, but that
All other book signings are cowering in the corners because they can’t live up to this one. I have loved every book signing I have ever been to because each author is unique and offers an interesting perspective. Laini Taylor didn’t read from her book, didn’t talk about the premise, and didn’t have any gimmicks. She read from a prepared speech. Sounds boring, right? Well,
Going to book signings is a great way to get some face time with renowned authors, to meet other aspiring authors, and to discuss books…but mostly they’re just fun. The best part is that they are all different. Like children, signings have different personalities, run on different schedules, and vary in level of noise and chaos. Going to a lot of book signings is a
I’ve already written about the importance of constantly reading in order to be a successful writer, but I want to delve into a much more controversial topic. Recently, my expanding bookshelf was challenged by a friend of mine. He said that I shouldn’t spend my birthday money on books when I still have so many unread books waiting for me on my shelves. This is
It’s always fun to go to a book signing. Times that by three…and you have Author Palooza. Technically, there were a lot more authors there, but I was really looking forward to certain authors in particular. Dan Wells and Mary Robinette Kowal, from Writing Excuses, as well as Dan’s brother, Robison Wells. A few other authors were there like: Jessica Day George, J.R. Johannson, etc.