When I first heard Maggie Stiefvater would be making an appearance in Oshawa, I knew I just had to attend. I'd just finished reading Ballad (LOVED both Lament and Ballad!), and even though I hadn't started the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, I knew Maggie was an author worth supporting. Plus, authors never come to Oshawa*, so I had to support that. It's only an hour from home.
I decided I would do a live Tweeting of the event. (I wish I had a smart-phone for this. Then I could have connected with the other Tweeters better.) In case you missed it, what follows are some of the tweets with pictures and commentary from behind the tweets.
sara_walkerhowe: Have arrived at @chaptersindigo in Oshawa. No sign of blue loki. One hour to go.
|Blue Loki was not inside the store, either.|
sara_walkerhowe: I am not the first to get here.
Before I headed out to the signing, I made sure I read & followed all of Maggie's directions. I turned off the flash on my camera, I didn't bring anything weird or creepy (but if we knew each other better, I would have brought cookie dough to fuel the poor girl!), and I bought my book for signing at the bookstore. (I'm such a good girl.) In these directions, Maggie mentions "No matter how early you are, someone will be earlier." Yep. Right you are, Maggie.
sara_walkerhowe: The sharpie guitar is here!
sara_walkerhowe: Just bought my copy of Forever. @indigogreenroom
sara_walkerhowe: So far only about 30 people here.
Keep reading to find out!
My mom has read Maggie's books.
|Maggie likes to make readers cry. And talk with her hands.|
sara_walkerhowe: Maggie talk is over. Signing has started.
|Maggie chatting with little ol' me.|
|I'm not even looking at the camera. I am such a dork.|
sara_walkerhowe: Got my book signed. Blog post of the event to follow.
I got to meet Tessa Gratton! Tessa is a lovely person and I really enjoyed talking with her.
|We have no idea who the guy in the back is.|
And Blue Loki was in the parking lot!
Thanks to all the folks who put this event together! Well done!