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).
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.