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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekend of Book Signings

This weekend was a great weekend. I went to two book signings. On Friday, Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love were in the Orlando area to promote Alterant, which came out this past Tuesday. And today, Kristen Painter was out near the beach to promote Blood Rights, which also came out this past Tuesday. (I really enjoyed it!)

I didn't include a picture of my signed copy of Blood Trinity because the authors signed on different pages, which would make it difficult to photograph.

The Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love signing was packed. We showed up a tiny bit late because dinner ran longer than planned. They did about 45 minutes of Q&A, and tossed t-shirts to those asking questions. There were a lot about Kenyon's tv and movie deals. It was fun to hear them talk about their books. The line for the sign was epic, and I was near the end. The authors took the time to chat and take pictures with everyone, although I forgot my camera. I was surprised there wasn't a limit on how many books you could bring to get signed since I've heard of some authors and bookstores setting limits. I only brought Blood Trinity and then purchased Alterant. I started reading Blood Trinity in line, and although it's a bit too early in the story to judge, I'm enjoying it so far.

I love the message she signed! In case you can't read it, it says Suck it up!

The Kristen Painter signing included three other local authors from different genres. Kristen recognized me from my blog picture as I was walking up. You have no idea how giddy that made me. I had to force myself not to do my crazy-happy-seal-clap. We chatted for a little bit, not all of it book related. There were definitely some pictures of cats shared. Lol. Although we haven't made definitive plans yet, Kristen will probably be dropping by the blog in the future. And I found out that I have another doppleganger. Kristen introduced me to a friend who swears she saw me at another signing. (I believe it was author Roxanne St. Claire, another local author... I apologize, but I'm bad with names when I'm nervous...) That's the third time I've heard of a possible doppleganger of mine. And I remembered my camera! All in all, it was a great afternoon! (Although my mom does not understand driving for an hour to meet an author for 20 minutes... She'll never understand my craziness when it comes to books and stuff...)

Orbit sent Kristen with a tall banner with her cover on it to sit behind her. It was definitely eye catching, although we stood in front of it.


  1. That's so cool to get to go to author signings! I wish some of the authors I like would come near me!


  2. So good to see you at the Melbourne book signing yesterday, Sara. I can't wait to dig into Kristen Painter's Blood Rights. She's such a great writer and I love, love, love the cover of this book. (And yes, that was Romantic Suspense author Roxanne St. Claire you saw.)

  3. Yay you went to a signing too this week. Aren't signings awesome. Love them. Old follower saying hello. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love.

  4. Sara, it was great to meet you and awesome of you to come! Talk to you soon!

  5. Very awesome! I love goodreads, I won a Darynda Jones copy and was very excited to start that series!

  6. What made this weekend even more awesome is that events like this rarely happen in my area, with the exception of this awesome bookstore in Miami called Books & Books that has events every day, but the 4+ drive is a killer on the bank account (an my poor car's engine).

  7. I so wanted to go to the Sherrilyn Kenyon signing but I got really sick. Glad you had a good time. I didn't know Kristin Painter was doing a signing either. Oh well. I'm glad you had a great time at both.

  8. Danielle, not sure if it would be close to you, but I believe Kristen Painter has another signing in Tampa next Saturday. Info should be on her facebook page. :)

  9. You lucky duck you! I love signings, glad you had fun :)


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