Sunday, October 24, 2010
The wonderful Susan of Wastepaper Prose set up a signing for Julie Kagawa at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia. Fountain Bookstore is a small indie store. It's very charming and small and cozy. The owner and staff were very friendly, and if you are ever in the area, check it out! You can order signed copies of her books online. As you can see, there are many in stock, but order fast as they are sure to go quickly.
Those of us that were lucky enough to make it to the signing got to hear chapter one of THE IRON QUEEN, the third book in The Iron Fey series. It hits shelves February 2011. After the reading, Julie opened the floor for questions. Um... there were seven book bloggers and several teen fans and none of us had questions. I was secretly happy about this because I was worried about being spoiled on THE IRON DAUGHTER, which I am currently reading.
Julie had two giveaways. She gave a copy of THE IRON DAUGHTER with the first chapter of THE IRON QUEEN inside. She also gave away a Grimalkin rock. There were swag bookmarks (which will be included in several of my upcoming giveaways) and candy since Halloween is coming up soon. It was a great event, and I got to meet several cool people.
The best part of the signing was afterwards. Julie, her husband, and several book bloggers (including moi) went out for pizza at a place called Bottom's Up. We had a lot of fun. Our topics stuck most often to books, but we (occasionally) talked about other stuff... like blogging about books.
And here we are!!! On the right, wearing the "Book It" shirt is Meaghan from A Bookworm's Haven. And on the left Team Zombie member, Monica, from Bibliophilic Book Blog. In the back right, wearing the peach shirt is Susan from Wastepaper Prose. And next to him, our lone guy, James from Book Chic Club. On the back left is Christin and in the front with the grey is Louise, both from Between the Covers. In the front with the black shirt is the lovely Julie Kagawa, and that's me (kind of) hiding behind her. And thanks to Julie's husband for taking the wonderful picture.