Now, we're sort of back to our regularly scheduled programming!
Last week, Alz, Sophia, and I went to the LA stop of the Spring Into the Future Book Tour, featuring Anna Carey (Eve), Cynthia Hand (Unearthly and Hallowed), Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me), Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky), and special guest Marie Lu (Legend).
This was very exciting for me because it was my first YA Q&A/signing event. I know, I live in the Los Angeles area, how is this possible? Well, I hate driving (I know - totally crazy for a So-Californian to say, but I do), and many of the other YA book tours that have come through that I've been interested in going to have been relatively far away from me, which would force me to navigate unknown freeways and neighborhoods. Also, this is not ideal when it is a weekday night (infamous LA Rush Hours are infamous for a reason). SO, I was quite pleased to learn the LA stop was going to be in a familiar locale for me! :D
Also exciting was meeting Miss Tahereh in person because I feel like I've been chatting with her forever over blogs and Twitter.
Sophia picked up a copy of Under the Never Sky, a signed bookmark, and a signed poster.
Signing all the things...
So a few months ago, Sophia met Marie Lu on the Breathless Reads tour and helped me get my copy of Legend signed. The "Boba4Life" shout-out was a bonus. Marie Lu remembered this encounter, and somehow this led to everyone on this end of the table finding out Sophia was the first iPod silhouette. Which led to...
Sophia signing an autograph for Tahereh!
|Finally meeting Tahereh in person.|
She also brought cool swag - namely this super shiny, metallic bookmark with very appropriate quote from the book. Isn't it pretty?
|Me & Sophia- I don't know why we match.|
Have you been to any book tours / signings? Or met internet peeps in real life? See you all Friday for a return to randomosity and schneizeleffort! :)