Those of you who loyally follow on twitter know I went to Suzanne Young’s author of The Naughty List signing in the New Hartford Barnes & Noble on Saturday. It was totally a ‘strawberry smoothie’ experience. I went with my sister and we totally had a fantastic time, aside from the GPS taking us somewhere strange and my camera not functioning due to forgetting to put the memory card in. (silly technology)
We got there relatively early, so we wandered over to the YA section, specifically to find The Naughty List, as we are book signing newbies we didn’t realize there would be copies on the table. Of course, there were no copies to be found in the YA section. Also, my sister kept asking me if I was sure the signing was Saturday. (We did drive quite a ways to get there.) After a few more minutes of wandering around the store, we found the signing and took seats in the front row. I tried to take a few pictures on my camera, but it was lame and said NO MEMORY CARD. -sad face-
I said hi to Suzanne as she was doing set-up stuff, as I am totally awkward like that. I do remember being super nervous meeting her, because famous authors can be intimidating. I also got to meet some of her supporters who asked about my blog, and since I was still nervous I probably came off as socially-awkward/a jack ass.
Eventually 1 pm rolled around which was the official time of the signing/reading. Suzanne was super cool and read from the SOS Handbook within the Naughty List. She also read from one of the cheater reports. When she finished her reading, she spoke a bit about falling in love with the YA genre for the pacing, among other things and deciding to write YA books. Also, she spoke about her future books including some serious literary paranormal, which I can’t wait to read!
After this, she answered questions. Me, being a awkward blogger, asked the first question. “Besides yourself, who is your favorite tenner?” Her answer was Josh Berk, and she mentioned his dramatic reading of the Naughty List, which you can see on her blog. She also said Kay Cassidy was also her favorite tenner. Another question asked was about revisions, basically is it hard to have to make revisions on something you pour your heart and soul into. Suzanne said something along the lines of sometimes it’s not so bad, and other times it can be hard when you have this image of something in your head, and they want you to change a character.
When finished with questions, she then proceeded to sign books, which was really awesome. The line wasn’t too terribly long, my sister and I talked to pass time. Eventually, we got to Suzanne, she signed our books, hurrah! Anyways, Suzanne rocks a ton! So if she does a signing in your area, be sure to go and definitely bring a working camera!