Monday, September 23, 2013

Meeting Ally Carter!

As you guys may or may not know Ally Carter is one of my favorite YA authors. No one does teen spies, espionage, and heists like Ally Carter. Her books are awesome. That being said, I've been dying to go to an Ally Carter book signing, especially after some of my friends got to attend one and told me how great it was. Well, the stars aligned and I was finally able to attend a signing and not only did I get to meet Ally and get some books signed, but I also got a bunch of awesome swag! YESH.

I won a cool Gallagher Girl's notebook from trivia (yay for knowing trivia answers! I may or may not have used Google though....) and my mom ended up getting her name picked in the prize drawing and won me a Gallagher Academy mug! I also picked up a chapter sample from Ally Carter's Heist Society/Gallagher Girls crossover e-book which I still need to read. I'm definitely gonna get around to it eventually!

All in all it was a great event and I love that Ally Carter immediately skipped to Q&A so that everyone's questions could get answered. More authors should do that! It was great to know she cared enough about her fans to want to get all of their questions answered. Ally was super sweet and bubbly, and I would definitely love to attend more of her events in the future. She's just so much fun!

Hopefully I'll be able to attend more bookish events this fall. Unfortunately, most of them are kind of far away (San Francisco is not an easy trek folks) and they often occur on school nights when I can't guarantee when I'll get off work. #NannyProblems. Regardless, I hope that I might get lucky again in the future and have a random day off that coincides with an awesome book signing! What are some author events that you guys have been to this past year?

Julia :)
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  1. That mug is cute! As for book signings, I remember one very vividly. It was earlier this year, and it was Sigrid Nunez. I was so excited to finally meet her, but when it was my turn to speak, I (of course!) couldn't really get any words out and sort of said in a high-pitch tone: Love - your - book - so - important - to - my - life - you - awesome! And then I chuckled a little as my face erupted into flames. The best part? The book I brought for her to sign was already signed by her -___- (I bought a used copy as a recommendation).

  2. Congrats only finally getting to meet her! I love that mug your mom won. That's so neat that she brought swag like that. I completely feel you on the whole not getting to see author events things. There are never any signings near me. Never. I live about 2.5 hours away from Atlanta and even THEY don't have an least none that I know of. I'm biding my time before I can get to meet someone! I still have not read this series but I heard it was amazing.

  3. Congrats Julia! Ally Carter is one of my favorite YA authors too and I'm happy to attend one of her book signing. Nice mug! :)

    Ann@Blogging E-book

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