Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Maggie Stievfater Book Signing

Last week I went to Maggie Stiefvater's book signing at The King's English Bookshop. I went into the signing knowing that Maggie is a brilliant writer and is witty and amusing on twitter but I had no clue how hysterical she is. I spent the evening laughing out loud as Maggie talked about writing and researching her new book, The Raven Boys. There were tales of purchasing old, stinky shoes on eBay  getting lost in the moors in England, hell hounds, hugs and more. It was a fabulous evening!! I should have written this up earlier so I could remember exact quotes but school got in the way. I do remember when she was asked about why she chose to write about werewolves that she said she doesn't think she does because "when they are wolves they are wolves with no human characteristic and when they are humans they are emo teenagers".

Maggie told stories, answered questions and read from The Raven Boys. Then she signed books for hours. (Luckily I was in the A group so I wasn't there too long- I'm sure she was there for hours and needed a hand massage after it was over.)

Maggie signing books
Maggie and Me (squeee!)

I took a bunch of pictures and ended up with some hysterical shots. Here are the many faces of Maggie- 

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