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Monday, January 28, 2013

Book Signing- Jodi Meadows, Ellen Oh and Victoria Schwab

So I braved the snow storm and drove up to Charlottesville for a book signing. I got there right on time. I had to wander around the whole store though before I found where the signing was taking place. Usually there's a signing area, but this time, because of the storm, the authors just got a table right near the customer service area. No reading, no QnA, just a signing. But we had a good time anyway.

I sneakily (as I tend to do, being as shy as I am) made my way to the table and Ellen Oh spotted me and IMMEDIATELY got up to give me a big hug for reviewing her debut so positively. It was an awesome hug (and was followed up at least twice more during the course of the night) and it's always great to be received so well by an author. I listened in on a conversation Ellen and a blogger's mom were having about K-dramas and K-pop. Then I got my books signed by Victoria and Ellen; I already have all my Jodi books signed (I see her too often and yet not enough).

After that, I chatted with Anne Marie Pace (Vampirina Ballerina, which was optioned recently to be a TV series!) and a librarian who had a cute husband who got so excited about the books. I want a boyfriend like that. It was a lot of fun.
Then the signing kinda ended, but we all hung around the table and just chatted. Ellen talked about law and getting into writing. Victoria ranted about cake pops and tea (no joke- it was probably about 20 minutes long; she is not joking); we also both hate water. Jodi showed off her yarn accomplishments. I also got some fun swag, including a tiny figurine that Ellen made to promote her book- it's so cool.

I had a wonderful time and I'm so glad I made it up to the event. It was great seeing Jodi and Victoria again, and meeting Ellen for the first (and hopefully not last) time.


  1. Signings are so much fun! I have only read Jodi's book so far ( and LOVED It ) so I am totally jealous of you lol. I plan on reading the Archived as soon as I can get my hands on it!

  2. Wish I could have been there, Sounds like you had an awesome time. =]

  3. Hey that blogger's mom was my mom. LOL. She lives really close by and loves books so it didn't take much convincing to get her to go. She ended up buying Ellen's bk after their talk. Super excited to get my signed copy of The Archived. Bummer the storm cut things short but sounds like you still had fun.

  4. How did I not comment on this post? I must have missed it! But what a great recap! It was so small but worth it to talk to you and the readers that did show up! And I'm gonna ask you to email me that pic so I can put it up on my blog too! If you don't mind!

  5. Oh hey! I was able to grab the picture off your blog! Yay! So don't worry about sending it to me! Thanks again for always being such a great supporter!!