Author: Robin Benway


The time it was about YallWest {2}

The time it was about YallWest {2}

Michelle and I went to YallWest last year and we knew it was going to be a sure thing this year too. We ended up getting a hotel and going up with Keiko and another friend. Because there were so many authors attending this year {170 in comparison to 60 last year}, we decided to each make a top 5 must-see list. That way it sort of helped with how many books we took {it didn’t} and regulated where we […]

Posted May 1, 2016 by Stacee in Signings / 8 Comments

The time it was raining

The time it was raining

LA Times Festival of Books is always a sure thing. Well, that’s not entirely true since I didn’t go last year. However, once I saw that Emery Lord was going to be there, I put it on the calendar. As always, we got to the USC campus early. We like to park in a specific lot that is cheap {$12!} and close to the YA stage {where I spend most of my day}. I was able to have a morning […]

Posted April 10, 2016 by Stacee in Signings / 10 Comments

The time I kept interrupting

The time I kept interrupting

Right before I went to San Francisco for Tamara’s launch party, she told me that she would be in San Diego. I still decided to go up to SF. Fast forward to July and it was a lovely line up of my favorites. Michelle and I met at Panera for pre-pre-game. We eventually made it over to our regular bakery pre-game for goodies. We got back to the store around 6:30 and proceeded to be spoiled rotten in the back […]

Posted July 18, 2015 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time it was about YallWest

The time it was about YallWest

I’ve always wanted to go to YALLFest, but was never able to make it happen. Obviously I was beyond elated to see that Margie and Melissa were going to put together a sister festival. And when the author list was announced, it was a sure thing. Michelle and I got to the high school around 8:30. There was a meet and greet coffee thing with Penguin at 9, so we had plans for that. The line when we got there […]

Posted April 11, 2015 by Stacee in Giveaways, Signings / 40 Comments

The time I deserved my inscription

The time I deserved my inscription

After Sarah J Maas moved back to the east coast {yeah, I know that sounds stalkerish}, I wasn’t sure if she would be coming back to the west coast for Heir of Fire. When I saw the date for the Glendale store, it was a sure thing. Our friend from London was here on the same day. He’s a merch guy and he’s currently working for the Disney band R5. We agreed to help work the show, so we started […]

Posted September 14, 2014 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time it was all about the tote bag

The time it was all about the tote bag

Festival of Books is always something I like to go to. Gorgeous weather on a gorgeous campus and books! What more could you ask for? Author signings? Yep. They have that too. This year, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to go. Work has been a hooker lately and it was very last minute that I was officially going. I got the affirmative from work around the same time I saw this info from Stephanie Perkins […]

Posted April 13, 2014 by Stacee in Signings / 12 Comments

The time we spent the day in the shade

The time we spent the day in the shade

We went to Festival of Books last year and it was pretty amazing. So I knew I would be going again, I just had to wait until the list of authors was released to decide how long I’d be there for. I made my plans the day before. And while there were going to be several authors that I love seeing, I was really focused on seeing people that normally weren’t in the LA area. There were only two for […]

Posted April 21, 2013 by Stacee in Signings / 2 Comments