|with Talia Vance|
As both a library assistant and a YA book blogger, the whole thing was just a fantastic experience all around. When I first walked into the conference hall, I was completely overwhelmed and felt like my head was spinning from all the things to see and directions to turn! But once I got my bearings (with some very organized guiding from my best friend and frequent guest blogger, Amy) I got into the swing of things and had an absolutely wonderful time!
|Quarantine author team Lex Thomas|
|Shannon Cameron signed The Dark Unwinding|
|Suzanne's gorgeous gloves!|
|Having a laugh with Suzanne Lazear|
|Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia - Two Beautiful Creatures!|
|Ali Fisher - one of my new favorite publicists!|
|Jackson Pearce - finally on the west coast!|
|Kendare Blake - creator of my favorite love & gore story :)|
|Marissa Meyer - signing my copy of SCARLET!!|
|Kady Cross - lovely in pink!|
|One of many awesome displays (this one is Tor's)|
•Seeing George R.R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones, being mobbed for pictures like a rock star!
•Meeting one of my favorite publicist ever: Ksenia from Macmillan! She has been so amazing to work with these past two years and I finally got to thank her face to face!
•Watching my husband get all excited when he found out two of his own favorites would be signing: Brandon Mull & James Dashner. (Yes, he's my middle grade reader LOL)
So here is a little gallery of all my lovely signed copies!! There were four in our group--me, Amy, & our husbands who braved it all with us---they were such troopers! At times the signings were right on top of each other so we had to "divide and conquer" to see all the authors we were hoping to see! Some are signed to my husband, some to my daughter (she loves Lisa Schroeder, so we got two of Lisa's books signed to her), and we even got a few comic books and children's books signed to my little guy, which he loved! You can click on this (and any of the other pics, actually) to see them closer if you want!
And last but not least, the books! Well, we got lots of books, more than I really want to take the time to list, so instead I chose my Baker's Dozen---13 books that I am so absolutely, jump-up-and-down, squeal-and-very-nearly-pass-out excited to have acquired at ALA! :D