Feb 16, 2013

Breathless Reads New York Author Event

Last night was the New York tour stop of the Breathless Reads tour!  I have been looking forward to this book signing for quite some time.  I am very thankful to Penguin Teen for putting this tour together.  I am also thankful to Books of Wonder for hosting yet another amazing event.

For this event a representative from Entertainment Weekly was there.  She was the moderate for the Q&A.  She asked a few questions of her own, and then opened the floor to the audience to ask questions.  I must admit, I was pretty impressed with a lot of her questions.  I've gone to quite a few books signings now, and you could really tell that she is a fan of the young adult book genre.

Fiona Paul, Lili Peloquin, Beth Revis, Morgan Rhodes, Elizabeth Richards, Jessica Spotswood

In honor of Valentines day, the first question was who would you pick to be your YA boyfriend?  I got a real kick out of this.  Especially since two of my favorites were picked as answers.  But I believe Beth Revis really had everyone laughing when she said both Weasley twins from the Harry Potter books.  Other memorable questions were what was your weirdest fan request, in which Elizabeth Richards informed us that she was recently proposed to by a fan.  As well as, what are some of your favorite tv shows.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer was brought up, and Morgan Rhodes informed us that she has a Buffy related tattoo!  Not gonna lie, this made me squeal a little bit.  When I was a teenager, I was pretty much obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  And to find out that an author that I really admire is that big of a fan of that series, is pretty cool!

Jessica Spotswood talked about reading e-mails from fans.  She said that authors absolutely love that, and you should never feel like you're bothering an author when e-mailing them.  I think that's something that's very important for fans to know.  There have been plenty of times where I want to e-mail an author and let them know how much I've enjoyed a book, but then you start to doubt if that's a good idea.  And it's nice to see how much authors love interacting with fans of their books.

Elizabeth Richards and myself

The authors were also asked what they were currently working on.  Most of them are currently working on the third book in their current series, along with getting ready for the release of the second book in their series.

I think one of the things I enjoyed the most about this signing was the camaraderie of the authors.  They've all been on tour with each for quite awhile now, and you can see how close they've gotten to one another.  It's definitely fascinating to see, and it must have been nice for any aspiring authors to see while there.

Myself and Fiona Paul

After the Q&A the signing took place.  Now I had a lot of books.  Jessica couldn't make it to the signing, so I had my books along with hers.  But luckily I didn't have to bring them all up at once, in fact I think I did 3 trips in total to the author's signing table.

The Breathless Reads tour was such a fun event!  I also got extra books signed for the readers of this blog.  So be sure to check back here for some giveaways!

1 comment:

  1. What a great recap! I also love how authors have this very chill and relaxed vibe with each other while on tour. You'd think they'd all get sick of each other, but in reality, they are probably what keeps each other sane!

    Oh, emailing authors. I've never felt more like a fan girl when I find myself typing a long email out to an author and I have to pause and reread through it and rewrite it so it makes sense! I try to make it sound as flattering as possible without overstepping any boundaries.

    Thanks for sharing your experience, Sana!


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