I apologize for the lateness, but better late than never, I say!
Last year, I went to the YA Apocalypse Book Tour which had the wonderful Canadian authors Megan Crewe, Cheryl Rainfield, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowen, and Leah Bobet.
They introduced each other and said who they were and a little bit about themselves.
The downside to this tour was that there was no emcee to talk and no microphone at all so the authors had to project their voices. I’m sure they would have felt more comfortable if they had microphones.
Also the area wasn’t curtained or screened off so it was terribly annoying and rude when people would walk right in front and disturb the dynamic of the speeches.
Each author answered questions from the authors and I was fortunate enough to take some notes on my phone.
After all the questions and answers we finally met the authors and got to talk to them one on one. I talked to each one and chatted a bit about books, blogging and life in general. Each one was a delight to talk to, and I pretty much felt giddy taking in all their literary awesomeness.
- Philippe Gregory
- Ronald Dahl
- Lois Duncan
- Beth Revis
- Tamara pierce
- Jim Butchers
- Harry Dresser
- Parke Godwin
- John Irving
- Veronica Roth
- Stan Collins
- Moira Young
- Robertson Davies
- Peter Beatles
- Shawn Stewart
What book did you wish you have written?
- Anything by Shakespeare
- Jitterbug Perby Tom Robbins
- Blood Red Road by Moira Young
- Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Holding Still with Zoe Whittall
- The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
My Signed Books
What I Learned
- Authors value book bloggers as much as we value their work.
- Be prepared to hand off your business cards at a moment’s notice.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions to the author for swag! They’ll give you tons!
Rules and Regulations
- Ends on February 25, 2012 at 12:01AM (EST)
- US/Canada residents only
- The author will be shipping the book
- Total prize value is $19 CAD
- I will not be responsible for lost or damaged packages from the shipper
- The winner will be announced on Twitter