The Scholastics Store hosted Libba Bray, Meg Cabot and Maggie Stiefvater for a Q/A session and book signing as part of the This is Teen tour. (Yes, I know, I’m far from my teenage years, but listen, Libba Bray was going to be there and I’ve yet to meet Meg Cabot – who’s Princess Diaries I enjoyed as a teen – and Maggie Stiefvater – who’s books I’ve heard good things about, you would have gone if you were me. Stop judging!)
They shared a few fun things with us; Maggie loves researching, Meg loves writing in her diaries and Libba loves to steal Maggie’s research and Meg’s diaries. Meg has a crush on Hades . (Ok, this is how rumours start, don’t believe a word I said, you just had to be there.)
Then they had the signings. Libba remembered me from Twitter handle – thumbs up my “unique” name – and I have decided to label that fangirl moment #3.
She also humoured me in holding up a peace sign.
Meg commented on my name – I’ve never thought of my name being different or nice in any way, but I suppose I’ve grown up hearing it often and familiarity causes it to lose it’s uniqueness.
And I caught the tail-end of Maggie’s line as we chatted about her books and the fact that there are only few people whose recommendations we trust. (See those books on the desk? They were being signed, I’m sure the Scholastics Store might have a few signed copies, so go and take a look if you want one.)
I’m looking forward to reading these books – stranded beauty queens, wolves and greek myths retold? What’s not to love!?