Monday, April 23, 2012

YA or Bust Author Extravaganza!

I had the incredible opportunity last Tuesday to meet four authors, including two of my favorites at A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland, California:



Stephanie Perkins



Gayle Forman



Nina LaCour



Jess Rothenberg

The fearsome foursome started out the evening with a Q&A where they talked about their books, their life experiences, writing, and the future. All were charming and friendly. After the Q&A, we lined up to get our books signed.

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-Love the shoes. Especially Stephanie’s boots.

I was lucky enough to be first in line for Stephanie and Gayle, so I got to chat with them, get my copies of If I Stay, Where She Went, Anna and the French Kiss, and Lola and the Boy Next Door signed and got my picture taken.

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-Gayle, me, and Stephanie

Then I headed over to Nina and Jess. I haven’t read any of their books yet, but I definitely want to do so now.

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-Jess, Me, and Nina

Just as fun as meeting the authors was spending the night with my blogging friend Julie of My 5 Monkeys. We had a lovely 90 minute drive each way (from Sacramento to Oakland) to the signing full of book talking, the best kind of conversation.

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20 comments:

  1. Ok, I may be just a little jealous! What an opportunity. I would LOVE to meet Gayle and Stephanie some day.

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  2. It was a blast with you and meeting those authors

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  3. OMG! Gayle Forman!!! I would have fainted. I'm a huge fangirl of hers. WOW!!! I'm so happy for you, Alison. Awesome. Awesome. Thanks for sharing those pictures. Those shoes are too cute.

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  4. What a great outing! I wish I had someone to go with, then I may attempt those trips more often.

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  5. Sounds like you had a fabulous time, Alison! I love meeting authors and become star struck when I do meet them. LOL! Looking forward to your reviews of Nina's and Jess's books.

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  6. LUCKY YOU ALISON!!!! This looks like it was a blast, and how adorable are you in all these pictures:) I've been to a couple signings now and they're always so much fun, thanks for sharing the event with us!

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  7. Yay! Love this so much! It's funny you posted this today, because I'm about to leave in a few hours to take them to a school event and then the store I work at! It's so awesome to hear you had fun! Proof of how awesome this tour is and I'm looking forward to tonight's event. :)

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  8. This sounds like so much fun, especially since you got to go with a good blogger friend. I love Stephanie Perkins books. Currently reading Jess' book and it is fun. Thanks for sharing, Allison.

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  9. I'm jealous that you got to meet Gayle Forman!! :)

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  10. YA or Bust sounds like SO MUCH FUN! I'd love to meet these authors, especially Stephanie and Jess! :D

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  11. OMG--LUCKY YOU!!! No one ever comes through South Carolina. *kicks dirt* Shucks. Love the pictures! So jealous (that's why you did this post, right? TO make me jealous? I knew it.). heh.

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  12. Lucky!!! I love author events. They're the best way to spend an evening!

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  13. awesome awesome
    looks like u had a blast

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  14. I'm so jealous!! Thanks for posting this :-) New follower...AGAIN! LOL. My first Feature & Follow was two weeks ago and I hit the GFC follow button then, but apparently the button had other ideas. I feel horrible now because it looked like I was crashing your meme. Anyway, problem fixed. So NOW I'm a new follower ;-)

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  15. I always love Stephanie's outfits. And this sounds like a fun group of authors! Definitely looked like a fun event :)

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  16. Your so lucky! I loved the pictures!

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  17. How did I not know about this?! Ugh...I always find out about local stuff way late! Awesome that you got to attend though!

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  18. This looks like such a great time! Although I am a little jealous that you got to meet so many great authors!

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  19. Oh yay, I was hoping you would post pictures! (Sorry for the very late comment on this post, btw). Gah, I'm super jealous that you got to meet all these ladies. What I wouldn't give to have authors stop by my neck of the woods...

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