Friday, October 14, 2011

Signed Books and Broken Hearts

First and foremost, thanks to everyone who came to the Seattle and Huntington Beach events! They were wonderful. It was so much fun to see people I've known online, or met before, or didn't know before but certainly should have because they were so awesome of course they needed to exist in my world! The scariest moment for an author is walking out to see whether or not anyone showed for a signing. Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU.

And! Tonight we will be in Highland Ranch, Colorado, at the fabulous indie The Tattered Cover. If you can't come, did you know you can order signed books through them? If you get the order in today before we show up, you can specify to have it personalized! If you don't get the order in on time, you can still get a signed copy, which is also awesome.

(Also, any bookstore that, when pulling author photos for an event, chooses to use not my official pretty one but rather the one of me drinking a Slurpee? WINS FOREVER.)

I thought I'd show you a few photo highlights of the tour so far:

They talked long into the night, about life and love and the relative shininess of scales. But alas, theirs was a star-crossed fate.

 When he found out that the goldfish could not come in the carry-on bag, I couldn't even get him to leave the bed he was so depressed. Ah, thwarted dreams.

Also things happened on the tour that had nothing to do with my horned lizard puppet or the goldfish. Like, cool authors!

Anna Carey (EVE), some creeper, Amy Garvey (COLD KISS), and Claudia Gray (FATEFUL). Looking forward to meeting Jocelyn Davies (A BEAUTIFUL DARK) tomorrow! 

I love the next picture because a) YES I AM SIGNING SOMEONE'S ARM, AND NO I AM NOT A  ROCKSTAR BUT WE CAN PRETEND (also how cute is she?? SO CUTE) and b) poor Anthony in the background who didn't even know he'd make the photo. Anthony was one of the very first people to start reading this blog, way way way back when I had no idea what I was doing. Which is very similar to how things are now, only there are a few more readers to notice I have no idea what I'm doing.

 Also aren't her glasses cute?

Then, hanging out in the Seattle airport (which is a totally hip and happening place, in case you were wondering), I picked up a copy of Entertainment Weekly, which has an ad for the tour and our books! So fun to get to see that while I was with the other authors. PLUS PLUS PLUS the issue also includes a Princess Bride movie reunion photo (as you wish!), AND info on new Arrested Development episodes, AND a review of Laini Taylor's DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE which is one of my favorite books of the year. How much awesome? SO MUCH.

Did my wallet need to be shoved under my arm? Yes, it did. Claudia kept trying to steal it. Just look at those big innocent blue eyes. DON'T LET THEM FOOL YOU.

And then, in the realm of Awesome Things I Have No Pictures Of, tonight's signing was capped by the lovely Ava-of-the-Amazing-Hair bringing me a Hogwarts acceptance letter, complete with wax seal, King's Cross ticket, and a supplies list.

I am not even kidding.

The only thing I'm worried about is how my fellow tour authors will react now that I am no longer a muggle and they still are. I'll probably have to use a confundus charm so they don't remember; otherwise they'll feel too bad.


Tina Moss said...

You are absolutely made of awesome. Glad the signing was so successful and sorry your poor horned lizard puppet has a broken heart. Tell him there are plenty of other fish in the fish bowl. ;)

*PS Had to delete the first comment because Friday morning is still not an excuse for my ridiculously poor grammar. LOL.

Taffy said...

LOVE your update! So glad you are having a wonderful tour. Keep up with pictures, dates for the lizard and FUN stories for us!

Mel Fowler said...

Sounds like fun! I wish I lived in an area where you could sign my books... all of them...

ok so just Supernaturally and Paranormalcy.

Taneika said...

It's times like this I wish I lived in America! Noone awesome and hilarious like you ever comes to Australia :(
BUT it looks like you had fun so far and your horned lizard puppet is super cute. Also, HOGWARTS ACCEPTANCE LETTER?? I WANT TO BE A WIZARD (or witch, but that generally has bad connotations - so I say wizard)

daisy whitney said...

armpit wallet!

Anthony said...

guys, Guys, GUYS!

Kiersten is really pretty!

But there I was zooming down the highway in the occasional traffic (ZOOM down the highway ZOOM down the highway ZOOM down the highway STOP) thinking:


and the other authors will be like


and I will be like

***dies of embarrassment***

Luckily, when I showed up there were like three or four other guys already there.


By the way, not only where all these girls terribly cute, some of them asked quite the ***AHEM*** interesting questions which almost made (or did she???) Kiersten blush. It was terribly cute. In fact, it was almost a quantum singularity of cuteness!

I only mention this because somehow a photo of me got put on this blog.





Amanda J. said...

I am jealous of your horned lizard puppet and your Hogwarts letter. But I'm still waiting on mine. I suspect the owls have just been delayed what with all the air traffic.

Enjoy the rest of your tour!

BibliophileKBE said...

It's too bad something happened to the owl and your letter had to be hand delivered. I'm still waiting for mine. sigh. Although, it might be a little awkward to be in a class with only 11 year olds.... That goldfish/dragon story was just so tragic. They'll be together again someday.

Lexie said...

I think perhaps your horned lizard puppet was depressed because the goldfish had told him tales of the terrible genocide of the goldfish, the terrible living conditions and horrible ways in which their bodies are disposed. He wished to help, but could do nothing.
(sorry, I'm reading about the Middle Passage right now)

I' glad you're enjoying the tour! :D I wish I lived near one of the stops.

Kate said...

I'm so happy I'll be seeing you around Hogwarts! :) By the way, please don't bring a pet rat, because I refuse to be responsible for my cat's behavior, she is going through a rebellious stage. . . She's always sneaking out at night, hanging out with the bad kitties, sniffing catnip, playing chicken, taunting guard dogs, picking on the poor rats (always claiming they started it), you know the usual rebelling teen cat. I would much rather you abduct and bring the gold fish. . .

Whirlochre said...

Every time I set my teleporter to USA it festoons my lawn with bagels and bronzed ranch hands.

I'm either looking at sending a begging letter to a bunch of otherworldly octupoid technicians or you're coming to England prior to 2030.