Last night, I went to the Barnes and Noble at Brier Creek here in Raleigh to hear New York Times Bestselling author Kelley Armstrong read from her latest YA book. As a treat, she actually read the first chapter of a fourth Dark Powers book that hasn't even been published! It was, by the way, fantastic. She pulled me in right from the start with a scene about two girls swimming in a lake - and something mysterious deep in the lake that pulls them under. Spooky!
Kelley was extremely nice and very well-spoken. She answered a ton of questions (there was a good crowd), and signed books afterward. I bought a copy of "The Reckoning", her third book in the Dark Powers series. I dream of a day when people line up to get my autograph on a copy of a book I wrote that is actually published and sitting on shelves of bookstores around the country. It's definitely an exciting thought.
After the book signing, a few local authors from my writing group went out to eat at an Indian Restaurant (very good food, btw). I didn't get home until about 9:30, and I was giggling when I went into the kitchen and saw this drawn on our chalkboard:
G and I write little messages to each other on the kitchen chalkboard from time to time. Never things like "Pick up some milk at the store." It's more like "I love you." Well, G has called me "Princess BunBun" ever since we were first dating, so this definitely made me smile and put a warm fuzzy feeling in my heart. What a fun and happy evening!
Posted by Sarra Cannon Thursday, May 6, 2010