The time I was over caffeinated

The time I was over caffeinated

The Fierce Reads tour was always a sure thing.  It was on my events list as soon as it was announced.  The day of the of event, Mysterious Galaxy tweeted out that it seemed there were a lot of people who were going to be attending.  It always makes me spastic because I want to be at the store early to make sure I get a good seat. Thankfully, Michelle also wanted to get there early, so we met up… I […]

Posted June 7, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 6 Comments

The time it was all New Yorkers

The time it was all New Yorkers

Joe Pantoliano was my favorite part of The Sopranos. I only started watching when they introduced Ralphie as a character. So, of course it was inevitable that we were going to attend his signing. We got up to BN Santa Monica around 6pm. The events manager, Shane, saw us there and we started talking about upcoming events. Shane has always been awesome, but he’s sort of offered me some help for future signings so now he’s super extra awesome. The […]

Posted June 1, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time we drew Tarot cards

The time we drew Tarot cards

Jennifer Bosworth is a lot of fun on Twitter. Just before her book, Struck, was released, she had posted that the Barnes and Noble in Mira Mesa had put it on the shelves early. I told her that specific store was only 10 minutes from me and I would go see if I could get my hands on a copy. When I got to the bookstore, I found the stack of Struck on the trolley to be put out. There wasn’t anyone […]

Posted May 27, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time we got a pregame

The time we got a pregame

I saw John Sandford on the event schedule for Vroman’s one day while I was there for another event. I’ve been reading his books for years, I’ve read all of the Prey novels, so I knew that I’d be attending somehow. We got there way too early [surprise, surprise]. I was only the second person there, so I settled into “my bench” and started to wait. As usual, the crazy people found me right away. There was a woman who sat […]

Posted May 24, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time all of the books had pretty covers

The time all of the books had pretty covers

So obviously, a book cover is important when marketing a book. I don’t remember there being such a big deal about cover pictures being released until I started reading YA books.  But, those marketing people are doing something right, because I’ve bought several books just from the cover alone… The upside to living in SoCal is that LA is really close and a lot of authors come through LA eventually. However, the idea of “eventually” is one that I’m not too familiar with, I […]

Posted May 23, 2012 by Stacee in Bookish Mail / 2 Comments

The time we drove to Arizona

The time we drove to Arizona

Hubs is a big fan of Dee Snider. I’ll admit, I did love his reality show Growing Up Twisted. The family dynamic is something I wasn’t expecting and it was hilarious. When I saw that Dee had written a book and was touring, I checked to see if he was coming to LA. I figured Book Soup was sure thing. However, Arizona was the closest he was scheduled get to us. I called Changing Hands bookstore and ordered books, putting […]

Posted May 19, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time it was at a senior center

The time it was at a senior center

I’ve been wanting to meet Jay Asher since I read The Future of Us. I missed the signing the-bookstore-which-shall-not-be-named had with both authors and I refused to buy the signed copy from them, even if it appears that Carolyn Mackler doesn’t tour that often. Anyhoo. As soon as I saw Jay’s appearance at the Teen Book Fest, I knew I was going. I had planned to meet Alexandra Monir at the Santa Monica B&N, but Hubs was out of town […]

Posted May 6, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments