10 June 2011

Josephine Angelini Book reading and Signing

I have never been to a book reading and signing, so when I saw on Twitter that Josephine Angelini, author of Starcrossed, was going to be at the Mission Viejo Library, I ran right out to get myself a copy of the book so that I could have my very own signed copy! If it wasn't for Allison of Reading Everywhere's tweet, I would never have known!

Josephine started off by telling us how she came up with her idea of the modern retelling of Paris and Helen as star-crossed lovers fated to start a war if they are together. She also read the first
couple pages of her book. It's so amazing to hear an author read their book because they know the characters in and out and they can use the tone the character was meant to use.

During her Q&A session, she really went into detail of how she writes and gave really good
pointers to those who wish to become published. She was so sweet. She signed everyone's book, took pictures with fans and gave all those that attended awesome swag bags! In the bag: a Starcrossed bookmark, bracelet, pen and chap stick. My sister on the left, me on the right and Josephine in the middle!

Authors seem so famous to me but she was so down to earth and was so excited to meet everyone. I was so nervous and felt so starstruck that I couldn't find any words. I just smiled and nodded to her when she signed my book! Hopefully, I won't be such a dork the next time I go to an author book reading and signing!


Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh, I am so jealous! She's not coming anywhere near my area :( You're so luck you got to meet her!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier for Follow Friday!


Tiffany said...

I just tried to follow you, but it looks like the "follower" section isn't working.


Kathy said...

I am jealous that you got to meet Josephine. Sounds like a great time. Following you now!

Allison said...

Oh my gosh, thank you for this great post about the signing! I am so happy you saw my tweet and were able to attend.

I'm totally in awe of Josie, and I can't wait for her next book. She is just too awesome.

Thanks again for coming to the event!

Reading Everywhere

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