I had Beautiful Chaos on pre-order as soon as I got the alert in my email. Knowing there was going to be a book tour for it, I started watching the events page on Kami and Margaret’s website. The Santa Monica date was posted immediately, but I was sort of holding out for an appearance at Mysterious Galaxy. Nothing against B&N, of course, I just didn’t particularly want to drive back up to LA after being there 2 days prior.
However, nothing was ever announced at MG, so back up to the Santa Monica Barnes and Noble we went. It worked out for the best because on this fateful trip, I met LeAnna when I stopped at MGRB to pick up my signed copy of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. And we already know how that went.
We rushed up to Santa Monica and were the first ones there.
Margie read the Before and part of Chapter 1…
while Kami watched.
A Q&A session started after the reading. Everyone who asked a question got a bracelet. I asked who their favorite character was to write, besides Ethan and Lena. Kami answered Amma and my girl, Ridley. Margie answered Ethan. Even though I said excluding Ethan. :D
For my question, a bracelet was thrown at me. [They quickly had someone start handing them out instead!]
There were a lot of good questions. I can’t remember them all. Or any others, for that matter. I guess I need to either start recording the talking portion or maybe write it down. I don’t know…. So, we’ll just pretend that I had the only question and then we went straight to signing books. *facepalm*
While in line, Kami was telling some very adorable kids [I’m guessing they were hers] that they needed to move out of the pictures because she didn’t want them to end up on the internet.
I handed her my book and she asked me why I looked so familiar.
I told her that we had met at their other signing at MG and she remembered me [squee!!]. That led us to a brief conversation about MG in general and how I was hoping they were going to sign there again. Kami said they had just been asked to do something at the RB location, and thanked me for driving up to LA for them.
Margie started asking about the store and somehow I started talking about the different signings we had been going to that week.
As always, both women were friendly and fun. They are doing a signing at the MGRB and I’m trying to convince my husband that I need to go to that too.