Tuesday, November 13, 2007

So Much Fun!

I just got back from a fun author signing in San Francisco at Not Your Mother's Book Club. It was so cool! Jay Asher (Thirteen Reason's Why), Ellen Hopkins (Crank, Glass), Bary Lyga (Boy Toy, Fanboy and Goth Girl) and Brian Mandabach (...Or Not) read and answered questions from the masses. The entire room heard my intake of breath when Ellen was talking about her new book that involves identical twins. My new YA involves identical twins, but apparently that's all they have in common. Whew. There is always that moment of panic when you hear about a book that runs in a similar pattern to yours. Especially one by a very good and famous author.

Jay had a fun reading and got quite a few laughs for such a serious book. I geeked out and had him sign my copy. I got to meet his wife, who was lovely (and I do mean lovely - what's with Jay that he is constantly surrounded by beautiful women?).

As I watched the four of them sitting there up in the front, I realized again how much I wanted to be up there too and how terrified I am of that prospect actually happening one day. When I do have an actual book out, and I have an actual reading in a bookstore somewhere, I'm positive someone will stand up in the back, point a finger and tell everyone that I'm an imposter.

So all in all, it was a very fun evening. Did I mention there was pizza? And little brownie-muffin thingies.

On this date: In 1968, my little sister was born. Happy Birthday Wend!


literaticat said...

Thanks so much for coming!!

Jenn (aka literaticat)

Disco Mermaids said...

I am so gonna geek out at your future book signing and probably scream when you autograph my book.

- Jay

P.S. Thanks for being another one of the beautiful women surrounding me last night. BW's are fun to collect, y'know?

cynjay said...

(Blush). Awe shucks. I'll have an extra special sharpie for you Jay.

I didn't mention that this even was at Books Inc. in Opera Plaza in SF. I don't think I've seen such a well-stocked MG/YA section in a long time. Jenn is the organizer supreme - I'm so on the list for the next event.

Brian Mandabach said...

Jenn is indeed a great organizer--she knows how to put on an event. I was so honored to be up there in such illustrious company! I hope you are so lucky--it really is fun! :)

cynjay said...

How cool is that? Howdy Brian! Thanks for coming by.