Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl signing at Barnes & Noble in Santa Monica recap

I'm so behind on these! But thank the gods this month of craziness is over. I loved every singing I went to, but it was exhausting! I still have a Maggie Stiefvater recap that I promised you, I just haven't had the time to download the last 5-minute video.

Last Tuesday, I went to the awesome Barnes and Noble in Santa Monica for a signing with the authors of the Beautiful Creatures series (otherwise known as the Caster Chronicles). It was a lot of fun and the authors were great. They told us about their experience with publishing and basically told us to not do what they did. They started writing bits and pieces of Beautiful Creatures and had their kids reading it (Kami used to be a teacher), and then one of their writer friends sent it into his publisher without them knowing and it ended up being something they wanted to pursue. They said they had no idea what they were doing and were lucky that no one took advantage of that.

Again, I was expecting more people. I'm not sure if Santa Monica is too out of the way for people, but it's been the closest place for me for a signing so far this month, so I loved it. Some people even came up from San Diego, for both this signing and the Dear Bully signing. I drove all the way to Oceanside once, and I'm not sure I'll ever do it again. Too painful.

I actually met these two authors at the RT Convention that was in LA this year, so I had the second book already signed, and all I needed was the first and third! I love the cover of the third one; gold goes well with this series.

And they signed their stories in my copy of Enthralled. I've only read Kami's story, but I loved it and can't wait to see what Margaret wrote. Also, one of those book marks will be in the swag giveaway!

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