Tag: Michelle is my Starbucks date


The time it was about corn

The time it was about corn

Going to see Stephanie Perkins is always a sure thing.  She’s one of my favorite authors to see and just a lovely person all around. As soon as I found out that she would be in Oceanside for There’s Someone Inside Your House, it was on the calendar.  Especially since I’ve been hearing her talk about this book for so long, I was eager to hear her talk about it more in depth. Michelle and I got to the store […]

Posted October 1, 2017 by Stacee in Signings / 4 Comments

The time it was about adoration

The time it was about adoration

Seeing Marie Lu for Warcross was a sure thing and I forced Michelle to buy a ticket so she would come with me. I got down to the store earlier than normal and there was a local author meet and greet happening. I ended up going behind the counter and talking all things RuPaul’s Drag Race with a few of the MG employees while the event was finishing up. And then of course when Michelle showed up, there was some […]

Posted September 24, 2017 by Stacee in Signings / 1 Comment

The time it was about middle grade books

The time it was about middle grade books

Seeing Tamara Ireland Stone is always a given.  We have a standing date at her launch parties and I’ve driven up to San Francisco for all of them: Time Between Us, Time After Time, and Every Last Word.  This time around, Tamara told me that she would be coming to me. We got to the bookstore early enough for me to run amok, hug all of my favorite Mysterious Galaxy people, raid the back room, and peruse the YA section. […]

Posted September 12, 2017 by Stacee in Signings / 3 Comments

The time I learned the surprise ending

The time I learned the surprise ending

Seeing that Victoria Schwab was touring for A Conjuring of Light was exciting. It was even better to see that she was coming to Huntington Beach. Michelle, Keiko, and I made definite plans to go to the event. After a stop at Starbucks, we headed up the hateful 5N. We got up to the store after 11, said hi to Jeanne, and bought books before heading to Cheesecake Factory. After lunch, we went over to the bookstore and found our […]

Posted February 25, 2017 by Stacee in Signings / 15 Comments

The time I got a headstone

The time I got a headstone

Seeing Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is always a sure thing. Seeing them at Mysterious Galaxy with Marie Lu is just a bonus. I was able to call in and get our numbers before hand, so we got to the store after 4pm and sort of settled in. Well, we ran around in the back room, where I lost my mind over this… …and got some chocolate mouse at the delicious bakery. Chairs were put out early because the store […]

Posted October 27, 2016 by Stacee in Signings / 12 Comments

The time it was about pink

The time it was about pink

As soon as I saw that Gretchen McNeil and Kasie West we’re going to be touring together, it was a definite thing. Michelle, Keiko, and I grabbed some Starbucks and got on the freeway around 10am. The plan was to get to Pasadena early and grab lunch, but traffic didn’t actually let that happen. But, we did see this: …so there’s that. We got to Vroman’s around 1:15. We grabbed front row seats, bought books, and settled in to read. […]

Posted October 25, 2016 by Stacee in Signings / 11 Comments

The time we helped set up

The time we helped set up

Going to anything with Mary Pearson is always a given.  I’ve been to her launch parties for The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal, so going for The Beauty of Darkness was a sure thing. Michelle, Keiko, and I got to the library around 5pm.  We were supposed to be interviewing Mary before the event started.  When we checked in with the library staff, no one knew anything about it and told us that the even space didn’t […]

Posted August 3, 2016 by Stacee in Signings / 8 Comments