Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bookish Event & Giveaway

There aren't many author events/book signings around Oklahoma, so when there is one I get really excited about it and blather about it for days on Twitter and to my poor husband. :) This past Sunday, Tara Hudson (author of Hereafter, click for my review) and Sonia Gensler (The Reverent) made an appearance at my local Barnes and Noble.

HereafterThe Revenant

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
-US only
-Contest ends July 18th
-One entry per person

1 comment:

  1. thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

    Diana @ The Lovely Getaway
    ps. love the blog! super cute <3 I shall follow!