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A Reader of Fictions: Book Signing with Lenore Appelhans, Megan Shepherd, Victoria Schwab, Beth Revis & Meagan Spooner

A Reader of Fictions

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Book Signing with Lenore Appelhans, Megan Shepherd, Victoria Schwab, Beth Revis & Meagan Spooner

Hello, dear readers! I've been teasing you with this post for almost a week now. I promised a giveaway, and it's at the end of this post. On Saturday, I drove three and a half hours up to Asheville, NC from my home in Atlanta to attend this signing. Why did I go so far? Because Lenore and I are besties and she totally made me, or something like that. Anyway, it was well worth it, even though it was snowing on Sunday morning, which freaked out my poor Georgia peach self with images of black ice and impassable mountains.

Their books, so that you can go check out their delightful debuts (or, in Beth Revis' case, third book).
I failed to be a good blogger and take notes, so I'm pretty much just going to show you pictures accompanied by the occasional factoid. Be aware that I'm not Lenore's stalker, but she was the only one that I could take photos of easily from my seat, so I sort of became her personal paparazzi.


Megan Shepherd explains The Madman's Daughter. During question and answer later on, she shared that the most difficult aspect of turning The Island of Dr. Moreau into a YA novel wasn't adding a female character, but trying to achieve classic-feeling language that isn't dense and boring.


Obviously, I failed at getting a photo of Victoria Schwab's reading. But she's making a great face here, so there's that.


Unlike the others, Beth Revis declined to read from the start of Shades of Earth, partly because it's the third in a trilogy and spoilers would happen, but also because she doesn't like doing readings. She did read a page, though: the blank one. She's a funny lady, Beth Revis is.


The signing line, because I also failed to get a non-blurry photo of Meagan Spooner's reading. I should have brought my nicer camera. Lesson learned too late. Here are all of the ladies as the signing line goes by!


Victoria Schwab, author of The Archived, talking about the crazy faces she always ends up making when people take her photos.


Alright, to balance out that last photo, here's one of Victoria looking unquestionably adorable while Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman's Daughter, looks on.


Another cute photo of them!


Lenore grinning. The reason for this innocent-looking smile: she just made a ridiculous face for a photo a friend was taking. This is her deceptively evil grin of triumph.


Beth Revis signing the hardcover of Shades of Earth that one of you will be winning!


And there's Meagan Spooner signing Skylark!


All five authors! Beth Revis, Meagan Spooner, Lenore Appelhans, Victoria Schwab, and Megan Shepherd.


Since it's Dystopian February, I'm offering up signed hardbacks of the books by these ladies: Skylark by Meagan Spooner, Shades of Earth by Beth Revis, and Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans. This giveaway is US/Canada only, because I'm footing the bill for shipping. However, international folks, scroll on down for a chance to win.


For the international crowd, I have a TBD giveaway, so as long as they ship to you, you can win as well. Though I can't get you guys signed copies, the international winner has the bonus of getting to choose which three books you would like. Choose from any of the authors' books, including Across the Universe and A Million Suns by Beth Revis, and The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab.

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32 Comments:

Blogger Nori said...

Wow! This sounds amazing! Definitely worth the long, snowy drive! I love when multiple authors I enjoy all come together! It's like a party for book lovers.

February 8, 2013 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Wendy Darling said...

Wow, what an awesome event, Christina! I like ALL these authors and/or their books, hah. I thought MS did a great job with the language in Madman's Daughter, Beth Revis IS hilarious, I love Lenore and Meagan (DIDN'T YOU TORTURE HER FOR THESE BROKEN STARS INFORMATION?), and I really liked Archived, so seeing Veronica's goofy faces and thinking of the more serious tone of the book makes me laugh. Awesome recap!

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

February 8, 2013 at 12:55 PM  
OpenID rabbitsfortea said...

The green eyed monster has currently taken over my body as this comment is being typed.
Can any one of you just sneak me into the states for one of these awesome book signing events?! No?
Sigh. I will have to live my life vicariously through these photos (which are really cute) then.
I loved Victoria's seemingly death glare and Lenore's evil grin, hah.

Still have yet to read any of these books! Ahhhh.

Elaine

February 8, 2013 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Ha, it wasn't actually that snowy. I just freaked out because I THOUGHT it would be. It totally was a party!

February 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

She did do a great job with the language in TDM. That was my favorite aspect actually! Beth is crazy, and I love it. Also, her husband was wearing an awesome zombie t-shirt.

WHY DID I NOT DO THAT? FAIL!

I always expect authors to be like their books in tone, and vice versa. So funny how rarely that seems to be the case!

February 8, 2013 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Ha, well, if you come to the states, you can totally come party at book signings! I have no ins with customs or airlines, though, unfortunately.

:) I love them too.

February 8, 2013 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Lilian said...

Here is the part where I sulk. Authors never ever come to Hawaii. I need to build a raft and float over to the mainland one day. We have such great shave ice too! But I'm glad to hear you had fun. Beth Revis and her blank-page reading...I need to meet that lady.

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

February 8, 2013 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

If I were an author, I would totes make sure my book tour went to Hawaii.

February 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Pixie Lynn Whitfield said...

Awesome looking event! Victoria looks adorbs! I wish I could go to an event, but authors never come to my neck of the woods. I do plan to make travel arrangements one day when I have the funds though so I can meet some faves. Dallas is the closest I've had any come to me and it's about a 2.5-3 hour trip so it's not too bad.

I haven't read The Madman's Daughter, but I've heard great things! Wasn't a big fan of Across the Universe personally, but Beth Revis is an awesome lady and I would totes read other work from her in the future. :)

Great post! Thanks for sharing your fun with us. :D

<3
Pixie

February 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Maji Bookshelf said...

ooh lucky lucky you!! Victoria looks so pretty! i kinda suck that i put down the archived after a 100 pages, maybe ill get to it later! Hope you had fun and thanks for sharing it with us!!
- Farah @ MajiBookshelf

February 8, 2013 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger erin said...

Thanks for the fun post! That looked like a lot of fun :P

February 8, 2013 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Ivana -WTSL said...

I am so jealous :) I adore Beth Revis' books, and the pictures are awesome (the funny faces-lol!)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

February 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews said...

I love the death glare Victoria is giving Lenore in that second picture.

I wish I could have stayed for the readings, but I'm glad I didn't. All those visions of black ice and impassable mountains? Yeah, that's my driveway.

February 8, 2013 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger April (BooksandWine) said...

I went to one of Beth Revis's signings once -- for Breathless Reads, she is utterly hilarious.

I love all these pictures and the recap, yay for fun signings!

February 8, 2013 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Halee said...

SO SO SO jealous you got to meet all these AMAZING authors!!!!!!!

Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

February 8, 2013 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Shelver506 said...

Woah! What an awesome event to go to, and what an AMAZING prize pack! Thank you!

February 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Meagan Spooner said...

Um, signing in Hawaii is now on my bucket list of Things I Have To Do Someday. That would be kind of amazing.

February 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Lenore Appelhans said...

I am going to come to Hawaii - if you help set it up and assure me there will be tons of people there at the event :)

February 9, 2013 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

Jelly!!! I've not read books by these authors but they are/seem amazing! Victoria's camera faces are so cute and I would so love to meet Beth Revis. *__*

February 9, 2013 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

These pictures are so cute, Christina. And you look like you had a ton of fun! Lenore and Victoria are adorable.

February 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Well, look at that. You're making a difference, Lilian!

February 11, 2013 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

There are a million signings in Texas it seems like, though I don't know if it's Dallas they're in. There must be some.

Awww, I like AtU, though it's not a perfect series. Beth Revis is definitely awesome either way.

February 11, 2013 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Victoria is pretty! I had trouble with The Archived too, so I get that.

February 11, 2013 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yes, I love it too! She probably didn't even mean too, but it's fabulous. I thought you arrived after the readings?

February 11, 2013 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Sarah(Sarahandherbookshelves) said...

I wish I could go to a author event like this one! I have seen so many recaps lately and I am getting kinda jealous lol! Oh well I guess I will survive :P Or Authors should just come to where I live in Canada.. :)

Thanks for the chance to win these books! They all sound good and I am interested in reading them all. (Especially Level 2)

February 14, 2013 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

There must be some tours in Canada, though I don't know about where you live. Canada's a pretty big place.

I hope you like Level 2 when you get to read it!

February 15, 2013 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger bermudaonion said...

I thought about you when I got up Sunday morning and saw the snow falling! It was great meeting you!

February 16, 2013 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Sarah(Sarahandherbookshelves) said...

I live in Calgary, Alberta. We have authors come out and sign books but mostly local authors.

Thanks :) I think I will. The story sounds really interesting.

February 17, 2013 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

WOW!! This is an AMAZING giveaway that you are having!! All those books are on my wishlist and CANNOT wait to read!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for having this awesome giveaway and for a chance to win those amazing books!!!

February 18, 2013 at 3:15 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Ahhh, well, maybe someday!

February 18, 2013 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Lovely meeting you as well! I was having such a meltdown on Sunday, you would think I would have gotten the snow to stop single-handedly. And then it totally wasn't a big deal.

February 18, 2013 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

No problem and best of luck with the fickle gods of randomness!

February 18, 2013 at 8:27 AM  

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