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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Maria V. Synder signing & contest!

Lately, my poor little car has been getting a workout. Trixie, a Sunfire coupe, has been on an obscene number of roadtrips in the last four months and she's racking up some serious miles. I've been traveling so much that I am woefully behind on posting about these awesome events. Bear with me as I try to catch up.

In mid-April, I hopped in the car and headed north to meet  up with Monica from Bibliophilic Book Blog. I left at the crack of oh-my-god-why-am-I-awake because we were going to see the amazing Maria V. Snyder and needed to be in Pennsylvania by 1pm. Two hours and lots of I-95 later I made it to her house and she took over driving.

We picked up her little sister along the way and she devoured a good bit of  Poison Study on the way there. Traffic was bad, so we were late. (Imagine... Traffic on I-95? Nooooo.) Luckily, Maria was signing until 3pm.

We managed to slide in between groups of fans, which was good because between the three of us we easily had over a dozen books. Maria never flinched. She was incredibly nice, talking to us as she personalized and signed each book. She even signed two books for lucky readers!

Maria signing of multiple books is like an elaborately choreographed dance that is wonderful to watch. She signs each book with a pen that's ink matches the color of the book cover and is fastidious about it. The trend continued at Book Expo America when she signed Spy Glass in orange to match its orange cover. :)



  1. isn't Maria awesome? i met her in London and she was fab. great contest, thanks! :)

  2. I have an award for you on my blog!

  3. I've picked up Poison Study in the bookstore at lest 3 times and had to put it back due to lack of funds. *sigh* So awesome that you got to meet her! :)

  4. Thanks for the contest, and so glad to hear you had fun at the signing, I love going to those!

  5. I love signings - sad that I couldn't be there! Thanks for hosting!