Maggie Stiefvater Signing

July 21, 2011 Uncategorized 2

Photo by Brenda Morris

Last night the unheard of happened… a young adult author had an event in Madison, Wisconsin!! And it wasn’t just any YA author… it was MAGGIE STIEFVATER!!! Cue fangirl squeeing! Obviously I couldn’t miss this event (even though it was the THIRD time I’ve seen Maggie in about two months!) I met up with some friends and we had a great time. 

Photo by Brenda Morris

If you haven’t heard about Maggie’s road trip tour you should follow her blog and see all of her updates. There are fun videos too! Maggie and Tessa Gratton (author of Blood Magic) have driven to all the stops in Maggie’s Camaro, “Loki.” Of course my friends and I had to stalk Loki and take pics πŸ™‚ We love the “Shiver” license plate (As Maggie said, hubris goes with everything!) 

A voice from above telling Maggie to
write about werewolves and kissing!

There was a good sized group of teens and not-so-teens for the event. Everyone was really excited and couldn’t wait to meet Maggie and Tessa! Madison doesn’t get many events so it was really great to see so many teens out! Barnes and Noble was lovely and did a nice job of preparing. They even had ice water for everyone because it was such a hot day! Maggie talked a bit about The Wolves of Mercy Falls and told the story about when she was on tour for Linger and found out that it had hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list. She is such a great storyteller. The audience was captivated. She then went on to questions and the crowd certainly wasn’t shy. Even though I’ve been to events recently I hadn’t heard the stories or known the answers to many of the questions asked. I’m amazed that authors can keep their events so fresh! 

Maggie drawing my wolf!

After questions we moved on to the signing. Maggie recognized me (yes, I do feel like a stalker!) and drew a wolf on the inside cover of Forever for me. It’s so great! As an added bonus I bought a copy of Blood Magic and Tessa signed it. She is delightful and I enjoyed meeting her as well. I love my new “Forever, Maggie” keychain too! It was a fabulous event and I loved getting to see some of my local bookish friends too! If Maggie ever has an event near you I highly recommend attending! 

2 Responses to “Maggie Stiefvater Signing”

  1. mrs_laura_koehler

    The release was here in VA and i was there. I loved it. It was my first signing and author meet and greet. It was amazing. And i am totally a fangirl of Maggie as well. Love tge pics. πŸ™‚

  2. Sarah

    I love it when authors I love actually come to WI for events. It doesn’t happen as much I think it should. I will have to check out her books.

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