Saturday, November 2, 2013

Author Visit: Maggie Stiefvater


October 4th - University Bookstore in Seattle, Washington. In celebration of the release of Book #2 in Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Cycle series (The Dream Thieves), Maggie went on a tour! And I was lucky enough to go meet her and my copies of The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, and The Scorpio Races signed. I meant to have this post up a long time ago, but life got busy for both myself and my photographer (a big thanks to my friend Rachel again!). I've only just had time to put this up!

The event was awesome. Maggie Stiefvater is so cool and amazingly hilarious; I've never laughed so hard at an author event. I wish I had video recorded the thing, because her way of telling stories and her impressions and expressions simply cannot be caught with a camera - or even on audio.

The event included a talk about Maggie's books (I'm so glad she had a hard time summing up The Raven Cycle; it makes me feel better), which led into a lot of tangents, and some Q&A, which led into even more hilarious tangents. She also read an excerpt from The Dream Thieves - and had three volunteers from the audience do the voices of Persephone, Calla, and Mr. Gray. Afterward was a book signing - naturally.

I am working on trying to download the audio onto my computer so I can post it up for my Readers' enjoyment, but it may be a while. So, in the meantime, enjoy the pictures!

The author table - before the event, naturally.

Maggie talking about her books. This is only one of many hilarious expressions.

Maggie talking more about her books. I don't remember who she was imitating at this point,
but I do recall laughing. A lot.
Maggie and three volunteers from the audience reading an excerpt from
The Dream Thieves. The lady in glasses was Mr. Gray, the one in the middle Calla,
and the one at the end Persephone. Maggie narrated and played Maura.
Maggie reading an excerpt from The Dream Thieves. I admit I never imagined
Maura sounding the way Maggie did her, but it was funny. That's why I always
enjoy hearing Authors read their work; to see how they imagined something sounding.

Maggie relating the story of when she found out that her Shiver trilogy
made it on the #1 New York Times Bestseller list. Probably the most hilarious moment of the
Author event. Her expressions were just priceless.

Maggie signing books. I got to talk to her about Irish music,
 and give her one of my sister's band's CDs!

4 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, her expressions are hilarious! Again, really wish I could have gone, and I hope I'll get a chance to see her some day =) Maybe for her next book release she'll come to this side of the world.

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    1. I hope she does, too, because she is definitely an author you have got to meet.

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  2. Well, I'm not as crazy about her books as you are, but it's looks like a fun event! I'm glad you got to go and get laughs and signed goodies. :)

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    1. Even if someone isn't a huge fan of her books, she was a riot to meet. :)

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