And by local I mean I had to drive an hour to get there. But it's still the closest one.
I arrived a bit late, but as I slid into my sit beside one of my old library co-workers, Tara waved at me and said "I know you!" Did I feel like a rock star, having the author of one of my favorite 2011 reads recognize me from Twitter? Yes, yes I did. I also got to meet another Oklahoma blogger, Julie from A Tale of Many Reviews! I'm quite jealous of the Texas bloggers and their book signings and meet ups, so it was nice to meet another Okie book blogger!
There was a short Q&A session, most of which I missed. I did get to hear Tara and Sonia speak about the WSJ article and the backlash it created, the writing process and about finding a publisher. They signed books next and I picked up The Reverent and my second copy of Hereafter. Both women were gracious and friendly. I talked to Tara about some new contemporary YA novels, and then asked my library friend to take a picture for me.
Thanks Tara & Sonia for coming! It was great meeting both of you!
And now it's GIVEAWAY TIME! Like I mentioned, I picked up a second copy of Hereafter at the book signing, since I had order a signed copy a few weeks before at one of Tara's other events. And in honor of my 2nd wedding anniversay, I'm going to give away a SIGNED COPY of Hereafter! Check out my review for more information, but let me tell you, this is a great love story :)
-To enter, fill out the form HERE
-Entrants must be 13 years of age or older
-Contest ends July 18th
-One entry per person