Posted in: authors who I likey velly muchly, Azteclady Speaks
Tags:Angela James, Ann Aguirre, Anya Bast, Dakota Cassidy, Larissa Ione, Lauren Dane, Megna Hart, Michele Bardsley, Romantic Times '09, SBSArah
After two weeks, I’m finally putting down my impressions from the insanity that is a book signing involving more than a couple hundred authors, and ten times as many fans1. As I mentioned before, the energy in that ballroom (conference room? whatever it was) was extraordinary.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me backtrack a little.
Ann Aguirre picked me up early on Saturday, so that we would have some time for breakfast before she had to start setting up for the signing. We had met face to face, for the first time after over a year of emailing and chatting, only that Tuesday. Let me tell you that Ann is a very funny person, as well as very down to earth. Hell, she made us dinner and everything!
(Yes, epic failure of my hostess skills-don’t tell my mother, please)
Anyway, Ann had to be inside the… well, the ginormous room for quite a while before, first, the convention attendees, and then the general public could enter, so I waited in line for a while. What does one do when standing around without a book (really, it would have been a bit like bringing a lump of coal to a mine, you know), but people watch? And so I did. (more…)