Saturday, June 30, 2012

Event Recap: Hilary Graham book signing

Hi everyone!! So on Thursday evening I went to a fabulous event with my friend Lauren from Slaying Books. What event you ask? Okay, so you didn't since it's in the title of the blog post, but anyways... We went to meet Hilary Graham, the author of Reunited. It was really fun. It was her first book signing event, and it was really great. It's so much more fun with a friend. We got there a little early, and I was super excited that Hilary actually knew who I was!! I mean obviously she checked out my nails to be sure since I had them painted to match the book for the event, but I felt super cool anyways. I mean how cool is it when an author knows who you are? I'm just an itty bitty book blogger so that was an awesome moment for sure. (I'm glad I changed my twitter AVI back to my face too, that probably helped in recognizing me too.) I am totally babbling here. Sorry. She was super nice and friendly. She's really funny too. It was great getting to know the process in how her book came about and how she got into writing. Did you know she was on a reality TV show too? How cool is that. I have a few pictures from the event that I will show you.


I painted my nails to go with the book. Hilary actually posted this pic to her blog when I tweeted it. I may have died a little!!


Hilary reading a chapter from her book Reunited


Another pic of Hilary reading, this one taken by Lauren


My nook cover and back of my nook signed by Hilary!! (In green)


Lauren and Hilary. 


And me and Hilary.


Holding my copy of Reunited


Woohoo!! Signed!! And we got cool bookmarks and a magnet. 


In the car, tweeting the pics before leaving the parking lot. Taken by Lauren.


And another of me tweeting. I am making a silly face lol! Thanks Lauren, nice pic! 

Lauren and I had a really great time. It was fun, and of course it's always nice hanging out with friends. One of the best things happened on the way home. She had come over my house early and was playing with my daughter with some books and stickers, and apparently she had missed one when she removed them. We were about halfway home when I noticed she had a little fish sticker stuck under her arm almost in her armpit. We pretty much died laughing at that. She also just about ripped her skin off trying to pull it off, and although not funny she hurt herself, we couldn't stop laughing about it. 

So that was our night, and it was really fun. Reunited sounds so awesome and I can't wait to read it. Hilary was amazing and I am so glad to have met her. And OMG doesn't she have the best hair ever?! My hair is naturally curly, but not pretty curls like that, mine is monstrous. If you are looking for a really cool author to get to know, Hilary is it. She was so down to earth and it was like a nice comfortable friendly get together. Thanks for stopping by my blog and if you want to buy a signed copy of Reunited from Odyssey Bookshop just click here. All you have to do is put it in the notes that you want a signed one. Or you can see all of their autographed books and it should be in that list too. Click here to see all of them.

Find Hilary on the web (you totally want to, she is really great):

18 comments:

  1. OMG you are too much! I love the nails, that is so cute. And the signing of the nook is such a good idea. It looks like the signing was a success! I can't wait to go to one myself :-)

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    1. It was really great. The bookshop is an indie bookshop in a kind of out of the way area, so it was only a few of us. It was nice though, it was more intimate and relaxed.

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  2. How great! I love author events, though I've only been to a few. I'm glad it went so well. I hope you enjoy Reunited. I thought it was such a good story.

    Btw, what reality show was Hilary on?

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    1. I forgot the name of the show, but it was about screenwriters and stuff I think. It was on Fox and it was only one season.

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  3. Love the nails ! :)
    Sounds like you had an awesome time ! :) I really need to get a copy of Reunited.
    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    P.S I would have died laughing with the fish sticker thing too ! :D

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    1. The sticker thing was so funny!! It was a great event. She was really nice!! I was so excited when I walked up and she was like, "You're Amy right?" I was internally dancing that she knew who I was. I mean, it was obviously the nails, but whatever. ;)

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  4. I love signings! They're so fun! Love your nails. :)

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    1. Signings are so great!! I wish we had more in our area.

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  5. Book signings are SO much fun! I've been to a few in my area, and have loved every single one. And going with friends makes everything SO much more fun. =) I'm glad that you had such a fabulous time, Amy!!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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    1. I have only been to a few, but this was my first time going with a friend. It definitely made it much more fun.

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  6. How fun is that! LOVE your nails girl. So love going to signings with friends.

    Valerie
    stuckInBooks.com

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    1. I am so glad that I have a friend who lives close to be able to go with. I love signings, but it's much better with a friend.

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  7. Your nails were fantastic -- she must have been so excited to see them.
    Reunited is on my to-read list -- hope to get to it soon :)

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    1. She thought it was cool. When I tweeted her the pic she posted it on her blog. That was how she knew who I was when I got there. She saw my nails lol!!

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  8. Ha ha! Thanks for telling everyone about my sticker thing. My arm still hurts :P

    I had such an awesome time with you chica! Besides regular hanging out, we also definitely need to seek out more, awesome book signings :)

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    1. We definitely do!! It was really fun. I am still dying about the sticker thing haha!

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  9. Omg I totally missed this post!! GAH! So cool and love love the nails how freaking awesome is THAT!? Plus I recall seeing good reviews for Reunited!!

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    1. I have seen a lot of good reviews for it too. I am really looking forward to reading it. The chapter that Hilary read for us was great!

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