****Update**** lost my pictures in a move from one blog to another. Will update the photos again when I find them all!
My friend Michelle and I went to the Woodlands’ Barnes & Noble for the Supernatural Summer Tour book signing last night. There were four authors in attendance: Kim Harrison, Kimberly Derting, Ellen Schreiber, and Kelley Armstrong (In order of the picture below).
There were quite a few people there, which was nice to see:
One of the girls sitting behind us was extremely excited (and loud!) to meet all of the authors. Can you figure out which one?! The authors talked about the past series, current releases, and future projects briefly then opened it up to the audience. There were several questions asked that I’m sure weren’t answered to the full expectations of the asker because none of the ladies were giving away anything on future story lines! Mum’s the word…
After the last question was answered, we all broke off to get in line and have our books signed. They had each author set up in different sections, so you basically had to wait in four separate lines to see each one. Thankfully they moved rather quickly.
Michelle and I went to see Kim Harrison first as she was the author we were the most familiar with.
Kim was extremely nice and pleasant to talk with. I found out that she had written some other books under the pen name Dawn Cook, so I’ll have to check those out as well! I’m currently reading her Hollows series and am enjoying it. One other thing I thought was funny: She had a pin on her bag that said “I failed Junior High English”. Hahaha…love it.
We weren’t as familiar with the other three authors but it was still a pleasure to meet them all! Next up was Kimberly Derting. She is promoting her first book, “The Body Finder,” and has her second book in the works.
Kimberly was so personable. I had asked her about the flower on the cover of her book. I thought it might have been an iris but it was definitely unusual. Come to find out, it wasn’t a real flower at all! It was a fabric sculpture that was created by the same gentleman that makes the wings for the Victoria’s Secret Models. How neat is that?! Her cover gives off such a eerily beautiful feel.
Kelley Armstrong was our next person to visit! I picked up her book “No Humans Involved” at the signing.
The girl in front of us was obviously a huge Kelley Armstrong fan. She had at least 6 books, a spiral bound book, and an email (from Kelley to her) for her to sign. The young lady was talking about 90 to nothin’ and her hands were shaking with excitement. Michelle asked, “How can you follow that?!” Not very well, obviously. So, how did I follow it? By saying absolutely nothing! LOL…Kelley looked a bit tired and possibly overwhelmed by her previous encounter so I just handed her my book and smiled. Sorry for my anti-social tendencies Kelley!
Last but not least was Ellen Schreiber.
She was adorable in her gear. She had a fang necklace, ring, and bracelet. Her shirt was fangtastic! (hehehe) It was quite obvious that Ellen was thrilled to be doing what she’s doing and who wouldn’t be? I wish I had the amount of energy she did. She was extremely bubbly and I told her as much *forehead smack*. Her first three books from the Vampire Kisses series has been released in one paperback, so I picked it up as well.
All in all the evening was great and I enjoyed meeting all of the authors. It’s always nice to be exposed to new people/books you may not necessarily come across. If you get a chance, check out some of their books!