My friend Cindy hosts this weekly meme. You can see her latest Books Bought meme here.
Last week, Cindy, Linda and I went to Chapters to see Kelley Armstrong speak. She is the author of several series – the Otherworld, Darkest Powers (a YA urban fantasy series) and a mystery series.
We managed to get good seats in the 2nd row for Kelley’s talk and Q & A. She was funny and engaging and gave great answers to some pretty interesting questions. Kelley mentioned that she ‘bribes’ her audiences to ask questions and had several giveaways for audience members who did. All three of us, Cindy, Linda and myself, had our hands raised but I happened to be chosen while there were still items to give away and I received a Frostbitten t-shirt! I doubt that Kelley needed to worry about giveaways however, since people were still raising their hands after all had been given out.
Kelley Armstrong reading from Frostbitten
Before she arrived, a staff person told the audience that Chapters wanted to give Kelley a gift and a journal was passed among the audience who wrote short (well, most were short) messages to the author. We didn’t get to see the journal presented to her but I hope it brought an interesting end to the evening for her.
Cindy speaking to Kelley and getting her books signed
Linda getting her books signed
Linda, Cindy and I made our way to the café upstairs and found a table overlooking the autographing area. Kelley was still signing books well after we left our table and resumed our browsing.
We were just getting ready to leave when another blogger walked in to Chapters. Cindy had mentioned that Lucy, whose blog is Enchanted by Josephine, might drop in. It was great that we were still there and able to chat for five minutes. I took Cindy, Lucy and Linda’s picture. I’m not fond of being in pictures myself but I do like taking them!