Thursday, May 14, 2009

Author Signing: Daniel Waters Signing

Today was probably the best day of my life, and yes...I am serious. Today was so amazing, you see, because I got to meet Daniel Waters, one of my all time favorite authors, along with my friend.

The signing was at Blue Willow Bookshop, in Houston, Texas. And before I get into anything about the signing or the goodies I got, I want to talk about how nice the employees were at Blue Willow. After explaining to Daniel Waters about my blog, one of the employees: Cathy, came up to me asking for my URL, and I happily gave it to her. But that's not all, she also, unexpectedly hands me two ARCs! And from the Melissa Marr signing, she had some extra court bands and I got to get some more of them! And all of that was very appreciated and I am grateful, but the best surprise was only coming! She let me have a cardboard poster of the cover of Kiss of Life! So, if you want to be treated hospitably, I recommend going to Blue Willow Bookshop!

And now to the signing, because I know you want to hear about that. Okay, we got there a little late due to Houston traffic, but all was good. A couple of questions were asked like...

Are any of your characters inspired by anyone you know in real life? To this, Daniel answered no, but that some characters shared names of those he knew in real life.

How many books are going to be in the series? The answer to this question he was not certain to, but his estimate was six. So yay for that!

He also mentioned that he already turned in the draft for the third book in the series...and it will be named Passing Strange! I hope I'm aloud to say this...and that about half of the book is written in journalism form, meaning newspaper articles. From this, I got the impression that many deadly or surprising events will happen in this novel, and that newspapers will be writing about it, but that's just my theory.

Towards the end of the Q&A, my blog was mentioned and I told Daniel my name and he remembered me, because of my frequent comments on his blog! So that was a cool moment! While Dan was getting ready for some signing, I gave a few of the other "zombie" fans my URL and got two copies of Kiss of Life, one for me, and one for a lucky reader! (Contest will be posted soon!)

For some reason, I wasn't shy at all while Dan was signing my books. I'm saying this because I actually talked, which is not normal for me around people I don't see everyday. Well, he signed my poster, my three books and I stuck around to listen to an interview between Dan and Raschel over at The Haunted House! I think I'm even mentioned in the video by Daniel himself!

So yup, that's pretty much why my day was so amazing. So again, special thanks to Daniel Waters and to the Blue Willow Bookshop! Looking forward to meeting Dan again in the future, and to revisiting Blue Willow!



9 comments:

Molly Jo said...

Who will be going to pick up his books tomorrow? Oh right, that would be me. You've talked me into it!

I'm glad you had such an AWESOME day!!

Kate said...

You really did have a good day. I've never heard of Blue Willow before.

Watching said...

awwww TT__TT I wish I was there

Insert Book Title said...

I can honestly say I hate you right now. O! If only I could have went! Daniel is one of my favs too, and he is so nice.

Glad you had fun!

JellybeanReviewer said...

wow, my sister got to see you lol I don't think she knew it was you though, lol. XP

Raschel_[Reads it.] said...

lol Dani! (JellybeanReviewer -> my sister Danielle)

Yeah, I didn't know it was you lol, i thought about you though, thinking what a coincidence it was that I had looked at your blog a few days ago and even asked you for extra questions to ask him...was it you that I said that I may see? O.o I don't remember now. lol. It was good to meet you and thanks for joining the VHH! The more supporters the more active the site becomes.

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miSs.DEliIIicious said...

daniel water is my favorite author he is the best.i am totally inloved with generation dead , kiss of life ,and i cant wait to read passing stranger .i am happy that you had the chance to meet him ,i wish that i may have the same chance to meet him.
thank you daniel water.

miSs.DEliIIicious said...

daniel water is my favorite author he is the best.i am totally inloved with generation dead , kiss of life ,and i cant wait to read passing stranger .i am happy that you had the chance to meet him ,i wish that i may have the same chance to meet him.
thank you daniel water.