Thursday, April 14, 2011

Maria V. Snyder Book Signing

First of all, I want to say it was really great to see my old roommates, Karen from Books Beside My Bed and Beth, and especially awesome that they were able to join me at Maria Snyder's book signing.  It was great (and convenient) that both were in Austin for the annual Texas Library Association (TLA) conference.  As it turned out, Maria was here for TLA to speak on a panel tomorrow.  How lucky are the rest of us who can't attend TLA? ^_^

Here we are waiting in line which fortunately wasn't that long.  Some of the fans ahead of us had brought more than one of Maria's books. 

Maria was such a peach about signing all of the books that each of her fans brought (or bought as the case may be).  She even made sure that each book had one of her personal sayings written inside like this one inside my copy of Poison Study.  

Since Karen was the one who introduced me to Maria's books (namely Poison Study), it was best for her to get her books signed first. ^_~

You can tell by the huge smile on my face I was so thrilled to finally meet Maria.  ^_^  The last time she was in Texas was for a book signing...on the day of my Master's graduation.  Sadly, there was no way I was going to miss walking across the stage, but in the end I was finally able to meet a wonderful author.

Here's to more success for a fantastic fantasy and science fiction author!  ^_^

EDIT: Since I was reminded of this, I have to point out how much of a fan I am... I made Maria some whoopie pies since she had mentioned her birthday was Friday.  Maria said that her kids would love them... "Too bad there won't be any left by the time I get home!"  Next time, I'll offer the recipe I used. ^_~


  1. That is so awesome! I just LOVE Poison Study. It's one of my favorite books! I'm a little jealous. :)

    I love that she wrote a saying in your book! That's so neat!

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  2. Where's the mention of whoopie pies? I still really want one! ;)

  3. Very cool, looks like you guys had a lot of fun! This reminds me that I really need to read Outside In....
    Truly Bookish

  4. @ Jennifer: I have to say it's my favorite out of her books, too. :) Keep an eye out for where she might be having future appearances!

    @ Karen: I thought there was enough pain from you and Beth not to mention them! lol

    @ Truly Bookish: It was great fun. :) And I need to read Inside Out and Outside In!


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