This woman = awesome.
I have tried to see Richelle Mead a few times before and Mother Nature always prevented it. This time, she almost won again, but I managed to get to the signing and back safely. When I got to the Borders, they couldn’t find my reserved copy of Last Sacrifice and I started freaking out because it also had my wristband for the signing. The employee apologized and grabbed me another book and gave me a silver band, which ended up being the first color allowed to get their books signed, so yay! Haha.
My dear friend Erika from Moonlight Book Reviews made it and it was great to see her again. While we waited for the event to start, we sat and chatted. She gave me an ARC of Vixen, so that was exciting, and I also had a few things to give her. We talked about e-readers/books, authors, and, of course, books in general.
Richelle arrived and started the event by reading a section from Last Sacrifice. Thankfully it wasn’t a spoiler-filled section as I am not caught up on the books yet. It was a lovely portion and I can’t wait to get to the book! She then moved on to the question and answer part of the signing, and people mostly asked things like, “Who do you like more? Adrian or Dimitri?”, and I asked about query letters, which is what I always ask at author events, haha. To the Adrian or Dimitri question, she said something like, “Have you read Last Sacrifice? Not yet? When you finish, ask me again”. For my query question she pointed me to a website listed on her own and that it’s very important to follow agents’ guidelines. When she was asked, “Why did you decide to write about vampires?”, she was like, “Everyone was doing angels and demons, faeries and ghosts, and I wanted to write about vampires. I thought, ‘Well, no one’s doing that'”. This made the audience laugh. 🙂
After we ran out of time of questions, the Borders people had every line up according to their wristband color. Erika and I both had silver, so we were able to stand together and my dad took photos. Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take photos with Richelle, but they were trying to make it go fast so people could get home before the weather got worse, so it was all good. Erika and I didn’t have to wait long and Richelle was so nice and wished me luck with my writing.
Overall, I had a great time and I hope to see Richelle again in the future! I hope everyone else who went had a great time and made it home safely. 🙂