Friday, July 30, 2010

Author Event - Maggie Stiefvater


This past Monday (July 26th), I had a phenomenal opportunity to participate n the Maggie Stiefvater author event. Maggie was in Southern California for several book signings. Borders/Glendale (CA) had the great honor to host one of the book signings. The Glendale Borders has some great staff. Lita, Amber and Alethea had been planning for this for weeks. They had prepped by making lots and lots of paper cranes. For those of you who have read Linger, you will get the significance of the paper cranes. Janelle and I helped Alethea decorate the store with balloons and cranes. Here is Alethea with a string of cranes.



Thanks to a number of fans who arrived early, we were able to finish putting up all the cranes in time for Maggie's visit. Participants were also encouraged to bring fan art for a contest.



I was excited to have an opportunity to hang with the staff in the back while Maggie signed stock copies of Shiver and Linger. Here we all are just before Maggie went out to meet all her fans. (From left to right:Janelle, Lita, Maggie, Amber, Alethea, and me.)



Maggie did a phenomenal job entertaining everyone. She has these amazing stories, a great sense of humor and wonderful rapport with her fans. I wasn't able to figure out how to edit my video clip or I would have inserted it into this post. Imagine Maggie doing a "stand-up comedy routine." Yah, it was funnier in person. :-)

Maggie, Amber, and Lita were the judges for the fan art contest. There was art work, a film poster, edible art (cupcakes) and one fan even wrote and sang a song. She was really good (and brave to sing in front of everyone). One lucky winner won all 4 of Maggie's books. Isn't her work beautiful?!



Anyway, I had a blast at the signing. Not only did I get my books signed by Maggie, but I got a paper crane signed, and my ARC of Linger signed, too. Of course, I got to hang with new and old friends and meet one of my favorite authors. Here I am with Maggie and my friend Juli.



To celebrate the release of Linger, I am giving away my signed ARC (it has been gently read). You can read my review here.

To enter the contest please complete the entry form (<-- click here).

Rules:
1. All entrants must be 13 or older.
2. International participants are welcome to enter.
3. You will get one entry for commenting about why you want to win a copy of Linger and completing the entry form. (Note: both are required to officially enter)
4. Ways to earn additional entries (and increase your opportunity of winning): Tweet this contest, flow this blog, post it on your blog sidebar or facebook page.

Contest ends on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Good luck with the contest.
- Aly

37 comments:

  1. Oooh, you look like you had a lot of fun! Thanks for the awesome giveaway ! I would like Linger because I loved the first one. And even though it's out, I haven't been able (or have the money) to get it yet. So I'll prob have to wait for my bday !

    ~Alison

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  2. Because I've read Shiver and absolutely loved it!!
    I can't wait to read Linger!

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  3. Thanks for reading and commenting. The event was so much fun.

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  5. I love the Wolves of Mercy Falls series! :) Maggie Stiefvater is one of my favorite authors (next to Cassandra Clare, Becca Fitzpatrick, lots more) You're sooo lucky to have been able to meet her! :) Awesome contest!

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  6. Great giveaway! I would like to read it, because I have read good reviews for it.
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  7. Just a reminder - If you are entering the contest, please make sure that you completed the entry form (see link in post). Also, if you indicated that you left a comment on the review of Linger (not required but does earn extra points) - you need to actually do so. To be fair, we have to check that people actually have done what they say. Good luck with the contest so far. :-)

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  8. OMG!! *.*
    I cried so badely when i finished Shiver!!
    I NEED Linger to live!! I mean it!!
    Pleeeease!!

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  9. Just because I read Shiver and I love so much this book and I need to know the continuation of this amazing story.

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  10. Awesome giveaway! My friend got me hooked. I'd love to win this book!!! Thanks for the chance!!! I'll keep my fingers crossed!!! :)

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  11. I need to win this book because since I've read Shiver I became a huge fan of Maggie,and I would do anything for a signed book!And also I can't wait anymore to read this sequel,please,I live in Brazil,and it take ages for the released of the Portuguese version!I need this book now!!

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  12. Thanks for this contest! I want to win Linger because I loved Shiver and I need to read Linger.

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  13. Hello, I want Linger because I read Shiver and I love it!!!

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  14. I read shiver and loved it money is tight so i would like to have linger....

    chaarmedone1512(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. I really want to read Linger because Maggie is such an amazing author, and I really loved Shiver.... so beautiful! :)

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  16. She sounds so awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Because I haven't read it yet, and I'd really like to :)

    - Brenna

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  18. I envy you Maggie Stiefvater looks like such a fun person.

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  19. oh ya, I want to read Linger because I've heard so much great things about Shiver and Linger, and now that I have my own copy of Shiver, I feel like getting Linger before start reading!

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  20. OMG... I want so much to win this book!! =D
    Because the people talk great things of it here in Brazil..
    And I want to have a different vision of wolfes! =P
    Thank u so much for this amazing contest!! =D

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  21. I really like to read Linger, I think Shiver is amazing and can´t wait to know what happens next!!!

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  22. I am really entranced by Maggie's writing. I'll be so happy to get a book signed by her. And I can't wait to read Linger! :D

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  23. The framed artworks really look awesome! I'm looking forward to reading Linger!

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  24. You lucky girl!! Authors like Maggie don't come to the UK :( so thank you for sharing with us some of your Maggie Stiefvater experience :)

    Re-posted your contest at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-linger-at-young-adult-literature.html

    Cherry Mischievous

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  25. Cherry - Not true...Maggie was in London for a book tour last summer/fall with Shiver. So there is always a possibility.

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  26. Had an AWESOME time at the signing! I would like to win Linger because,1, my friends won and won't share, and 2, I hear that Sam is amazing.

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  27. Desert Lioness - Too funny...yah, it was a fun event and Sam is amazing and Cole is hot.

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  28. I loved Shiver and the character of Sam!

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  29. Thanks for sharing this wonderful book. I've been wanting to read for quite a while now.

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  30. I wanted to read this for quite a while now and its been in my to read list! I wish authors would come in my country too, but I guess that's near impossible since I live sooo far away...

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  31. Read Shiver!! loved it ..cant wait till i read linger
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  32. Hi!! I read Shiver and I loved it!! I really want to know what happens now with grace and sam!!

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  33. Shiver is one of the best books that i have read throughout my 14 years of living.I LOVED IT!!!. Im hoping that soon i will be able to read about what happens to Grace, Sam, and all the other characters in the newest book linger. Im so excited to read Linger, i know that its going to be as good as Shiver.

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  34. and also: MAGGIE, is the best author in the world. it would mean the world to me to win an autographed book from her. The books she wrights are so incredable that i couldnt put them down, especially shiver. Since shes such a good writter i know Linger will be as good as any other one of her books.

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