I spent most of my weekend in a car, but it was for a good reason. I was fortunate enough to go to the Dark Days of Supernatural tour in Chicago and met so many bloggers! Before the signing, a bunch of bloggers were meeting up to eat dinner and it was amazing to meet new faces! I remember most of their names, but not all, so I’m not going to list them. But, Anna from Anna Reads was the person who set the dinner up and I am so grateful that she did and that I was able to attend.
Before the dinner, though, I ran into Courtney Allison Moulton outside of Anderson’s Bookshop. I was really excited to see her again and we chatted for a minute before parting ways. I think our stomachs were eager to find food, haha. Inside, Erika (Moonlight Book Reviews) and I ran into Kristi from The Story Siren, as well as browsed the shelves. The inside joke with my parents was that I was really coming to the store to find a signed Elixir Hilary Duff. Well, I found one and I was ridiculously giddy about it.
Anderson’s Bookshop filled up quickly and thankfully my parents had saved seats for myself and for Erika. I felt bad for the people who had to stand in the back! Hopefully they had something to lean on.
The authors that were present were: Claudia Gray, Courtney Allison Moulton, Ellen Schrieber, and Kimberly Derting. I had met Claudia and Courtney before, but not Ellen and Kimberly. I was really excited to meet both of them, though, especially Kimberly since she and I have been Internet friends for a couple of years now. They took introduced themselves first, then did a Q&A, which had questions thrown in from LiveStream. Claudia passed out candy to those who asked questions and we were all having fun watching her try to throw the candy to the recipient. The good news is that I caught mine, haha. 😀
So, after the Q&A, the employees had us line up according to our signing number and then ushered us up to where the authors sat. I first went over to Claudia and after I told her of how we met previously, she immediately remembered me. She asked how I’ve been and I told her about my book deal, which resulted in her being excited and giving me a hug. She is such a sweet lady, both in the kind-sense and awesome-sense. Then I chatted with Courtney for a bit, which is always fun, and then I moved over to Ellen and babbled about how excited I am to read Once In a Full Moon. I tend to associate books with other books, and I told her how I always think of Full Moon whenever I think about mine, which sounded stupid at the time, but hopefully she understood what I meant, haha. Then I met Kimberly, who got up and gave me a hug. It was simply wonderful to finally meet her. 🙂 She’s just as awesome as I had thought.
I had a great time and I’m really looking forward to the Michigan stop of the summer version of the tour. And I found out that it’s been moved to Schuler Books in Lansing, which is much closer than Ann Arbor, so yay! See you all there! 😀