Monday, November 9, 2009

Maria V. Snyder Book Signing

Okay... you guys are going to think I'm crazy, but Saturday afternoon I drove 5 miles with a fever to Michigan so I could see Maria V. Snyder on Sunday afternoon. I coerced my hubby into driving part of the way when Dayquil wore off.

We stayed the night at a hotel - where we had a nice 4 am fire alarm go off and evacuated for about 5 minutes when it randomly turned off - no sign of the fire department anywhere.

Then we headed off to Monroe, Michigan to the Writers on the River book signing event. I met Misty from The Book Rat and Sarah from The Hiding Spot, both who live in Michigan. I introduced Sarah to the awesomeness that is Panera - I still don't understand how she NEVER had had it!

Maria was awesome - so awesome in fact that she said she had been asking every young lady who passed if they were Kristen! Gah! How cool is that?

We had been chatting back and forth on email for a while and I know her from Goodreads. If you didn't know there's a fan group just for Maria - called Study Buddies. Well, it's more like a discussion/reading group than a fan group - but it centers around all of her books and herself.

So, I got the prize winners' books signed and my Study series signed (both Storm and Sea Glass I had won or gotten from Maria signed.) We chatted a bit and then I tried to pretend to be interested in the other authors - I did buy a Xmas gift for my niece and a fun little middle grade epic fantasy book for myself.

All in all, it was a great time and totally worth the drive! (Although my hubby now says he will agree to no more road trips... but we'll see about that!)

And here's some pics!

The Newlyweds on their 2nd road trip!

Maria and Me! :)

Group photo #1

Group photo #2

It was so great! :-D


  1. How had Sara never had Panera? I don't know what I would do without Tomato Basil Bread in my life.
    And yes, Maria is awesome.

  2. And sorry about the fire alarm. I didn't mean to pull it; I just wanted to welcome you to Michigan...

  3. We met Maria when she was doing a local signing in Willow Grove, PA. She's the sweetest!

  4. Ooh I must say, jealousies are abounding in my corner of the world. What a fantastic event. And I do hope you feel better soon.

  5. Yay! I love Maria, and Panera too. And BookGoil, of course ^_^

  6. Sounds like so much fun. I hope you're feeling better now.


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