Friday, October 12, 2012

In which I meet Maggie Stiefvater

Earlier this week, Maggie Stiefvater came to my local bookstore to do a signing! I was all excited to go, because I love, love, LOVE “The Scorpio Races,” and at the time of the signing, I was a significant chunk of the way through “The Raven Boys” and totally into it. I hadn’t been to very many book signings before (I’ve only been to two others: one was completely by chance and the other was one that my sister wanted to go to), and for all intents and purposes, THIS was the first book signing that I actually planned on and looked forward to attending.

When I got to the bookstore, I was happy to see a couple awesome people I knew already there. I also got to put faces to names of some local book bloggers and meet a few completely random people, as well. I realized, at the bookstore, that while I had just brought my copy of “The Raven Boys” for Maggie Stiefvater to sign, everyone else had brought their entire collection of her books. I was like, “Well, duh.” I don’t know why I didn’t bring more of her books to be signed.

I know I haven’t been to many book signings, but this one felt particularly entertaining. I don’t know what I was expecting Maggie Stiefvater to be like in real life, but she was hilarious. It was like a one-woman show. Seriously. She told some anecdotes, complete with acting, that had everyone laughing. I was not expecting her to be so animated, but I loved it!

When it was finally my turn to get my book signed, I wasn’t as awkward as I normally am, thankfully. At least, I don’t think I was awkward, but maybe I’m not the best judge. Anyway, it was totally painless, and Maggie was so nice, and I walked away with her signature in my book, which was what I came for anyway.

Have you ever been to a book signing or met an author? What did you think?


  1. I've had those duh moments myself. I'm sorry you didn't bring your other books to get signed. Maybe, you'll have a chance to see her again.

    It was so fun to meet you in real life! I actually had no idea you were from Utah, let alone Utah County, lol. I've just been reading your blog because I like it. :D Now, I feel a little closer to you, but not in a creepy way.

  2. It was fun to see you at the signing! I was really surprised at how funny she was, too. Maybe I should have guessed she'd be a good story teller in person like she is in her books. :)
    And yay for having a good interaction with her. I'm so awkward when I meet authors that I try to skip the talking to them individually part. But I was happy I went.

  3. Loved it. She's so funny and I think everyone had a really good time. Glad we got to see each other there!


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