I had the pleasure of being able to attend one of the Pitch Dark Days tour stops last week featuring Aprilynne Pike, Elizabeth Norris, Amy Tintera, and Kiera Cass! This was probably one of the bigger authors events I’ve been to because not many bookish events go on around where I live. Also, some of my pictures are blurry. I was too busy fangirling to pay attention to the quality.
First all four ladies answered some questions from the moderator, the amazing Alison Lisnow, who has my dream career which meant I could not stop talking to her during the event. I learned a lot of fun and neat things from the authors both about themselves and their books. Then the audience asked a few questions. Sadly, I don’t actually remember a lot of what was said, but I swear it was interesting! A lot of the authors considered themselves really shy when they were in high school, which I would have never guessed. Also, Aprilynne Pike is HILARIOUS. I laughed at almost everything she said. And Kiera Cass is really bubbly and cute. Oh, and Amy Tintera studied journalism in college. I died a little when I heard that because that’s what I’m studying and it’s always neat to meet someone who’s interested in the same things as I am. After the Q&A came the signing!
I was basically the biggest fangirl every during this part because I was so excited to meet the authors, especially Amy Tintera and Kiera Cass. I felt like I scared Amy with all of the attention I gave her, but whatever. I was in heaven.
One of my favorite parts of the night was probably talking to Elizabeth Norris after everything was done. I hadn’t really heard of her before the night, but she’s so sweet and friendly. I’m definitely going to read Unraveling after having the chance to talk with her. There was also a point in the night where all the authors were giving me advice for living in New York this summer. The most important thing? Don’t read-walk. You might get mugged.
Overall, I had a really great time getting to know the authors a bit more and hanging out with some of my blogger friends. I even brought back some goodies for you guys! I’m giving away a signed ARC of Reboot by Amy Tintera, a signed ARC of The Elite by Kiera Cass, and a signed booklet of Unbreakable extra content by Elizabeth Norris! The giveaway is open to US residents.