|Sorry for the wrinkly blanket! I thought it would be a nicer backdrop than my old couch...didn't realize it was bunchy!|
I heard about this from author Jodi Meadows (Incarnate) on twitter (@jodimeadows). She lives only about 20 minutes from me, which I think is just the coolest thing EVER! Not only is Jodi a great author, but she's so nice! She'll talk to you on twitter, and when I walked in, asked if I was Amanda! In person, I'm pretty shy until I get to know you (I'm shy on twitter, too, but I just didn't know what to do/say) and so meeting her was intimidating to me. Jodi made it so easy, and I really appreciate that.
But anyway, also with her was Kristen-Paige Madonia (Fingerprints of You), Hannah Barnaby (Wonder Show) and Anne Marie Pace (Vampirina Ballerina). I wasn't expecting other YA and children's book authors to be there! It was a very happy surprise!
An author post wouldn't be complete without me showing you the signatures! In talking with Jodi, Kristen-Paige and Hannah (Anne Marie was at another table), I learned that Kristen-Paige was also a JMU* girl and would be coming to JMU to do a reading on Wednesday night, so that was pretty cool!
I really hope it snows soon, so I can just sit and read! Thank you to all the authors for just being so nice and really curing me of my nervousness.
*James Madison University, located in Harrisonburg