Thursday, March 10, 2011

Microphone checka, one two checka...

It's Friday Eve, Y'all!  Party over here!

Well, actually, the party was last Friday at Blue Willow Bookshop!  The attendees?  Well, there's the always fabulous K-Rae, the lovely Jen , her sweet sister Kim, and Meredith, my newest stalkee. Before the show, the girls and I met up at a cute little bistro nearby, had some great food, and fought our way through the waves of traffic...oh alright it was just across the BWB.

The guests of honor?  Well that would be Rachel Hawkins, author of Hex Hall and Demonglass, and Sarwat Chadda, author of Devil's Kiss and Dark Goddess. 
Rachel spoke first, about how she became a writer and how her job at the time was sucking the life out of her (hmm...sounds...familiar...) and then she read a passage from Demonglass.  I'm about halfway through it and can't wait to finish.

Sarwat was next, and to be completely honest, I had not heard of him before this event was announced.  I was undecided if his books would be for me.  Then, he began speaking. I LOVE HIM!   He touched on the history behind his stories and I was completely and utterly amazed at what he puts into his work.  And a little overwhelmed on what I should be putting into mine.  He was so enthusiastic and REAL (and he likes zombies too)!  He was trying to compare the darkness of his book, Devil's Kiss, to something we could relate to, and as soon as he said, "Does anyone watch The Walking Dead?" my hand shot up (alone, I might add) and after that I felt he was talking directly to ME!  Then he started reading a passage from Devil's Kiss -- I knew right away that I had to read this book.  I have a pretty large TBR pile, but this one is being moved to top of the line! My only regret is that after they spoke, things got a little confusing and I didn't get a picture with him.  Next time, my zombie loving friend, next time!

Miss K-Rae got a shot of me with Rachel Hawkins, which I am pleased to share with you all.
Yes, that's me.  On the right.  35-44.


  1. Ooooh I love a good book recommendation! And what a great pic!

  2. It was too much fun!! And Sarwat was a crack up! I think I may start adding an English "yeah?" at the end of every one of my sentences too.

  3. AWESOME!!
    How cool for you all to be so close and get together like that!
    I've learned LONG ago that no one cool comes to Alaska, it just isn't worth their time :(

  4. Aw, such a fun time! And I was way impressed by Sarwat, too--he was hilarious! Have fun finishing Demonglass.

  5. Fab! I love this picture! Thank you so for sharing.