Since that fateful day in 2009, I have been to three signings (including today), as well as several times at the Decatur Book Festival. I don't mean to brag, but we're pretty tight lol If she has an event within a two hour drive, we're there. And she knows it. No matter how many times I've seen her, I won't stop. She's just that awesome!
Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC. Last year, if you remember, we saw Holly Black and Carrie talk and do a signing there. Hopefully, they'll do another event like that later on this year.
This event was pretty laid back. It was a sort of amoeba event. Free-form, go with the flow, etc. She got up and asked if we wanted to hear her read anything. So Jeremy requested she read from her short story in Enthralled, but she didn't have it with her. Bummer. So instead a question was asked that sparked a novel in spoken word. "Why zombies?" If you've been to one of her events, you've heard the story. And for the sake of those who haven't but want to, I won't be repeating that story here. You need to hear that from her.
Few other questions were thrown out there from: "Can you tell us about your next project?" and "Tell us about how FHT got picked up.". Even one that I'm sure all NYT authors get, "Can you tell what's going to be popular before everyone else?" Like they're all psychics...No. They're time travelers. They have a TARDIS so that they can pick up on the latest trend before others do. I've seen Beth Revis's. It's pretty sweet.
Speaking of Beth Revis, guess who walked into the store before the event started? You like how I gave you the answer before the question? I thought it would be easier that way. I met her back in January when Across the Universe released and she was an overall nice lady. I wasn't expecting her to show up, but it was a nice surprise nonetheless.
Jeremy and I representing zombies with our shirts:Inked Books) with her instead: