Rachel's Night at the HarperTeen Author Event
First of all, I'd like to thank Wendy for inviting me on her blog to share my night!
I was giddy with excitement to attend this event at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, because let's face it: these women you see on the poster are the rock-star equivalent in the YA book world! The event was very crowded and with five authors and so much to tell, it was a little crazy.
|A. Carey, C. Hand, M. Lu, T. Mafi, V. Rossi|
I thought Veronica Rossi described her novel Under the Never Sky in a very appealing way. She said she didn't set out to write a YA novel but has always loved coming-of-age stories because it's a story of firsts. The dystopian/apocalyptic genre lends itself to good storytelling, since it’s a perfect scenario for survival and extremes. Veronica told us that her book has been optioned by Warner Bros. and she hadn't heard from them in a year, but she just missed their phone call the day of the signing.
Book signings are always so exciting to me. It is absolutely thrilling to have the opportunity to talk to authors whom you admire or have inspired great emotion in you. Apparently I'm not the only one who feels this way, because authors Lauren Kate and Lissa Price were among the audience fan-girling away with the rest of us!
Wow, sounds like that was a fun night! Thanks so much for joining us on the blog today, Rachel. We can't wait to see what authors you're going to be meeting next!
If you live in the Chicago, Washington, DC, or New York area, don't forget that these HarperTeen authors will be stopping by your city in the next few days, too. Catch these rock stars if you can.