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Friday Giveaway: Road Trip Edition

This week’s winner is Nikki H. Thanks to everyone who commented! The reading was a blast. I would like to be an honorary Beloiter now.


Whee, it’s Friday!

BeloitIn a bit, I’m off to Beloit College, where I’m going to do a reading this afternoon and also say various scandalous and provocative things. Although I have decided against reading a hand-job scene. I will save that for some future lucky audience.

Speaking of appearances, California readers, take note! I’ll be on your turf February 28-March 1 for Book Ball. The Book Ball itself is a ticketed event taking place Feb. 28, but on Saturday, March 1, there will also be a free public book signing at the Huntington Beach Barnes and Noble at 2 p.m., where I’ll be signing alongside Alice Clayton, Sylvia Day, Cara McKenna, Katy Evans, Christina Lauren, Monica Murphy, Kristen Proby, Tiffany Reisz, Andrew Shaffer, and Tara Sue Me. Come see us and say hello!

I’ve got to run — twenty minutes to pack and clear out, and I have to throw some food at the Kidlet. Have you ever been to a book reading? Any favorite authors you’ve heard read, or favorite reading stories? Tell me in the comments! I’ll draw one random commenter tomorrow morning to win a $10 gift certificate to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes — winner’s choice!

27 thoughts on “Friday Giveaway: Road Trip Edition

  1. Good morning! I live in Winnipeg Canada, which is not big on most author’s reading tours (sad but true). That being said, Diana Gabaldon has been here twice with 2 books of her Outlander series which for me was absolutely thrilling! She read for about 20 minutes and then signed everyone’s books. The first time I dragged myself out of bed with the flu and stood in line for 2 hours to have a book signed. The second time a few years later was much better – a) I wasn’t sick and b) the bookstore had servers walking around with fancy hors d’oeuvres on platters the whole time people were in line. That was wonderful! Have a good time at your book reading/signing! And come to Winnipeg if you want to experiece real winter (ha ha!)

  2. I’ve never been to a book signing, but I think it would be fun. Perhaps unbearably awkward because that’s sort of how I roll. But fun nonetheless.

  3. I have been to a book reading. Dolen Perkins-Valdez read a piece from her book “Wench.” I’m not a fan of slave narratives but I got into a workshop she led and I had to be respectful;-) That book grips you and doesn’t let you go. I shudder!

    Today! I’m going to see the Vampire Academy movie with another grown-ass woman!! But we’re going to the matinee showing to avoid the teeny-bopper crowd! Please let us know when you’ll be on the East Coast.

  4. I’ve never been to a book signing. It seems odd considering how much I love books and revere authors. In fact, I wanted to come to Beloit today but it’s a 6 hour drive and it’s winter and I have responsibilities here. Plus my car didn’t start yesterday and was in the shop all day getting a new battery so the responsibilities piled up a bit. But if I find out you’re going to read the hand job scene at one, I’ll make an effort to attend!

  5. I have never been to a book reading. When I was a kid my mom took me to Mary Higgins Clark book signings a couple of times (she lives around where we lived and did them at a local book shop, I think she still does every year) and I thought it was the COOLEST to see a real live author.

  6. Good Morning. I’ve never been to a book reading but I have attended 2 books signings so far. Wish I was in California, you’re going to be in good company. Safe travels.

  7. I haven’t been to a book signing.. But I’d love to attend a signing or reading.. Now that I’m retired, maybe this will happen!

  8. I’ve never been to a book reading. I am way to visual. Someone reading to me just doesn’t work. Book signings are great though! Have a fantastic trip.

  9. I’ve been to a couple of book readings My fav was one about what obscure Victorian serving implements were used for, because they authors brought a show and tell. Fun!

  10. I’ve been to one author’s book signing and I had a lot of fun chatting with her. Have never been to a book reading. I would love to go to one!

  11. I’ve been to one. It was Poppy Z. Brite reading from her book Liquor. I think she told me that I was getting up there in years when I talked to her about my age.

    Wait, no TWO! I also attended an Anne Rice reading. I went through a long New Orleans, gothic phase.

  12. I went to a reading Neil Gaiman did when he released American Gods, and I thought it was a fantastic experience, but he’s especially amazing when reading Green Eggs and Ham (thank you, Internet!).

  13. I haven’t been to one 🙁 But i would love too! I read about so many great author events and I wish I lived close enough to go! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I haven’t had the pleasure but it’s something I look forward to if there are ever any in my area. I always get a little jealous when I hear about all these great events.

  15. I’ve attended YA book readings but I haven’t been to any romance book readings because there don’t seem to be any in my area.

  16. I have not been to any book readings. I have been to an author signing. I meet and watched Charlaine Harris interviewed. After the talk she signed books for us. She also had the girl that her audiobooks there. That was pretty cool. Now I have 3 awesome Charlaine Harris books signed.
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