Now that I’m back into reading I want to do all the “reader” things I can. I’ve already got my eye on BookCon 2019, but I needed something now. I was lucky enough to find a book signing near me, and it was an author I absolutely LOVE! Ransom Riggs, the author of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children!
I was a little nervous to go to my first book signing. I really had no clue what to say to an author and I didn’t know what to expect. It turns out it wasn’t as scary as I was making it out to be. It was fun! I didn’t clam up when I met him and I didn’t make a fool of myself.
This signing was small and intimate. It was at a college book store in a small town near me. When I got there they had chairs set up with a large reading chair in the front of the room. I wasn’t expecting anything other than a signing but we got to do a Q&A with Ransom and it was so much fun! We got to hear some of his thoughts behind why he made his characters the way they are and what got him into writing. Turns out he’s just as funny and charming in person as his characters are in his books.
After the Q&A we stood in line to do the signing. I was expecting to be herded through quickly but we actually got time to say a few things and get a picture with him. I told him it was my first book signing and he asked me how it was. It felt completely natural, turns out authors are real people just like us. Then I got to take a picture with him. He was so nice and really didn’t mind giving people time to chat.
It was a lovely first experience at a book signing and If you ever get the chance to go to one, do it! I went by myself and still had a great time. I felt at home, surrounded by readers and books. Everyone is there for the same reason, we love to read and we love the author that’s there. This is the first of many signings for me! What authors have you met? How was your experience? Let me know in the comments below.
Happy Reading Lovely Reader Friends