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.