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.
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.